Re: [mu TECH] Upgrading

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Thu Jun 15 2000 - 19:22:02 CEST

On Thu, Jun 15, 2000 at 07:17:23AM -0500, Jack N. Gallemore nicely wrote:
> Currently using 7r12 in an ext2 partition. I've downloaded 9r3, X11,
> and EXT and have created the diskettes. I want to upgrade to the newest
> version, but I don't want other programs that I have added/created since
> first installing 7r12 to be deleted.

I released some days ago a script called "upgrade", able to do perfectly
what you wish.

1. Put this command in the OLD 7r12 muLinux.
2. Put new archives ROOT.gz. USR.bz2
and various addon in a moutable directory (/DOS/mulinux work well, if you
are in UMSDOS).

3. start "upgrade". This script ask you about the directory you choosen,
for exampe /DOS/mulinux.

A this point "upgrade" start comparing files from archives and current
file-system: "add" the new files, and ask you if you wish "upgrade"
existing (but different) files.

"upgrade" command is based on GNU tar: 7r12 tar in not GNU. Can you
extract the new tar from the new EXT.tgz and put it in /usr/local7bin?


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