[Netkit.users] Upgrade filesystem

Massimo Rimondini rimondin at dia.uniroma3.it
Wed Mar 4 12:24:42 CET 2009

Dear Adrian,

upgrading with apt-get upgrade is possible and, in principle, not so
dangerous. What you will likely lose is the customization of boot time
services of virtual machines, while most of the other features should be
preserved by the Debian package manager. For example, some files from Debian
packages have been explicitly "diverted" to accommodate their MPLS-enabled
counterparts compiled from source code, and the diversion should be kept
during the upgrade.

Should some Netkit scripts be lost in the procedure, you can always get them
back from the fs-build/netkit-tweaks/filesystem-tweaks directory of the
Netkit filesystem package.

Of course, a backup is always advisable. :-)


2009/3/4 Adrian van Dongen <adrianvandongen a gmail.com>

> Fellow Netkit users,
> I was wondering about the update/upgrade procedure of the netkit file
> system. Ik have read the FAQ about this (
> http://wiki.netkit.org/index.php/FAQ#Frequently_Asked_Questions ) and the
> README in de fs dir but it mainly talks about installingen/update a single
> package but not about an distro wide upgrade.
> To my knowlegde you would normally run *apt-get update* to retrieve the
> latest list of packages and then run *apt-get upgrade* to upgrade all
> packages to the latest versions. In my case I want to update the entire
> filestystem (distro) to the latests version. So I follow the procedure for
> updating (mount en chroot into the directory, etc) and then run *apt-get
> upgrade* and it informs me that there are 180 (a small 150MB) upgrades
> ready to install.
> Just before i pressed Y I considered that this could possibly break my
> netkit install. So my question to you is can I upgrade the filesystem like
> this without having serious concequences ?
> Regards,
> Adrian.
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