Experience upgrading OpenBSD to 5.7
In short, it was way way way way simpler than I expected it to be. It took less
than 10 mins to update OpenBSD from 5.6 to 5.7. And then another half an hour
to update all my packages with
# pkg_add -u.
The reason I was scared is because I am unfamiliar with this sort of upgrade procedure, I am used to rolling distros where to update you just run one command every once in a while and you're up-to-date. I never used Debian or Ubuntu extensively so I didn't get to experience freeze periods, OS version numbers etc.
I mean there's not much more to say about that. Just so that it's not a really short post I'll lay out the steps I took:
- Downloaded the
dd if=install57.fs of=/dev/sd0c bs=4M(
of=may vary for you)
- Booted into USB
- Went through procedure
- Read mail (just reports)
# pkg_add -u
And that was it. It was way simpler than I expected.
I will be upgrading to -current soon enough so I can write about the experience,
also I need the latest
sort to have the
nvm bug fixed.
Today is May 2nd. I just realised there is an upgrade guide for 5.6 to 5.7. I just read that today and I ran the steps, I missed this part of the upgrade earlier. Oops.