Howto: Update the system from binaries
completed by: Matthew
mentors: Aleksej Saushev, Julian Coleman, Julian Fagir
There is the new tool written in shell named sysupgrade (to be found in pkgsrc/sysutils/sysupgrade), which updates the system in binaries for you. Though it is nice, you may have reasons to not use it for an update (e.g. non-standard systems, or some components may not change).
This is why you should document the single tasks sysupgrade does (and why) and fill it with examples, in the end creating an howto which resembles the work done by sysupgrade.
Guide chapter how to use sysupgade: http://www.netbsd.org/docs/guide/en/chap-upgrading.html#id1168229274341
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