SUMMARY: Upgrading a server to 4.1.3_U1B

From: Kai Grossjohann (
Date: Thu Sep 22 1994 - 21:05:02 CDT

I asked if there was a quicker way of upgrading a NIS and NFS server
machine from SunOS 4.1.3_U1 to 4.1.3_U1B than a complete new
installation of SunOS. I needed 4.1.3_U1B for an SS5.

Someone suggested using sunupgrade (see below) but it seems the whole
issue is moot anyway since...

>>>>> I wrote:

  me> PS: To find out that I'm running 4.1.3_U1 I did a `uname -a' on
  me> maria which told me:

  me> SunOS maria 4.1.3_U1 1 sun4c

  me> I hope that this really told me that I'm running 4.1.3_U1 and
  me> not 4.1.3_U1B. Please tell me if I'm wrong.

I was wrong. I ran the `showrev' program which told me that I have
4.1.3_U1B on the SS5. Should've tried this before, I guess...

Alas, the SS5 still doesn't run, so I'm going to post another question
soon :-(


PS: The useful information about upgrading the server follows:

Jochen Bern <bern@penthesilea.Uni-Trier.DE> told me this:

  Jochen> You can either try to do a regular Upgrade (sunupgrade) or
  Jochen> assign a temporary Server while you're setting up the real
  Jochen> one. I tried both. The regular Upgrade gave me Lists of
  Jochen> what Files he considered changed compared to a plain Vanilla
  Jochen> Installation; They weren't complete, but nevertheless
  Jochen> useful. Having a temporary Server on the next Attempt saved
  Jochen> my B*tt when the SS2 Clone we wanted to use as a Server
  Jochen> turned out to be unable to use the wide-diff SCSI Disks we
  Jochen> had bought.

He also told me that running `uname -a' doesn't tell me anything
(about the OS being rev A or rev B, that is). This was seconded by
Mike <>.

Thanks for your quick help!

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