[Semibug] upgrading OpenBSD

Nick Holland nick at holland-consulting.net
Wed Oct 9 08:35:23 EDT 2019

On 10/6/19 2:42 PM, Joe Gidi wrote:
>> I remember Nick Holland doing a demo on how easy it was to upgrade
>> OpenBSD to the latest version.  Am I misremembering or is there
>> something easier than what is mentioned in the online handbook?
>> Thanks
>> Mark
> Starting with the upcoming 6.6 release, you'll be able to upgrade with the
> 'sysupgrade' command:
> http://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20191003065609
> https://man.openbsd.org/sysupgrade
> sysupgrade will download the new version and upgrade your system
> automagically. After rebooting into 6.6, you'll want to run 'sysmerge' to
> merge/update any config files that have changed, and run 'pkg_add -u' to
> upgrade any installed packages.
> Before you start, be sure to review the upgrade guide for any items that
> need special attention:
> http://www.openbsd.org/faq/upgrade66.html

If starting out...do a bsd.rd upgrade.  Download a new bsd.rd, copy it to
the root of the file system, reboot, at the boot> prompt, enter "bsd.rd".
Chose "Upgrade" and follow the prompts, usually just taking the defaults.

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