Re: upgrade path from 6r4 to 7r5?

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Fri Dec 17 1999 - 13:03:51 CET

On Thu, Dec 16, 1999 at 02:53:43PM -0600, R. Venkateswaran nicely wrote:
> Since writing to a floppy and reading it back is slow, I
> was wondering if I could do it without creating a floppy.
> Like I said, if I am planning to upgrade on the same
> machine, why create additional floppies? Just curious, I
> guess. Reading from the DOS files will be much faster.

You can unpack manully, if you are expert:

                # cat X11.tgz | bzip2 -ds | (cd /; tar -xf -)

Warning with TAR: this isn't GNU/tar, but something like.


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remember any. Would two negative ones do?       -- Woody Allen
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