May 5, 2012

OpenIndiana Upgrade from 151a3 to 151a4

On the 4th of May OpenIndiana released a new dev repo with the ReleaseNotes.

My first attempt to upgrade was not successful, because I had a mixture of
packages.
So I had on my system imagemagick from openindiana.org and the sfe repo.

I had to cleanup a lot of packages before I could updated. The easiest way
for me was to use the graphical packagemanger, because here I could
select the packages and try to remove them. When the system said that there
are more depending packages I could add them.

But after this I could updated without problems:

root@solewer:~# pkg update --be-name oi151a4                                   
            Packages to update: 1132
       Create boot environment:  Yes
Create backup boot environment:   No
 
 
PHASE                                          ITEMS
Indexing Packages                          1308/1308
DOWNLOAD                                  PKGS       FILES    XFER (MB)
Completed                              1132/1132   6316/6316  451.8/451.8
 
PHASE                                        ACTIONS
Removal Phase                              6090/6090
Install Phase                              6068/6068
Update Phase                             10785/10785
 
PHASE                                          ITEMS
Package State Update Phase                 2264/2264
Package Cache Update Phase                 1132/1132
Image State Update Phase                         2/2
Reading Existing Index                           8/8
Indexing Packages                          1132/1132
Optimizing Index...
 
PHASE                                          ITEMS
Indexing Packages                          1308/1308
 
A clone of OSOL151a3 exists and has been updated and activated.
On the next boot the Boot Environment oi151a4 will be
mounted on '/'.  Reboot when ready to switch to this updated BE.


After the reboot the system came back online:

[ewer@solewer:~]$uname -a
SunOS solewer 5.11 oi_151a4 i86pc i386 i86pc Solaris
[ewer@solewer:~]$