[haiku] Re: Upgrading Haiku?

  • From: kallisti5 <kallisti5@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:40:09 -0500

On 2017-08-04 15:30, David Given wrote:

Is there a way to, once I've installed Haiku on a machine, to upgrade
it in-place to a new version without having to reinstall it?

My understanding is the Haiku core --- the kernel, the basic userland,
etc --- are all packages. Therefore they should be upgradeable. Can
the package manager actually do this? If so, are the packages from
nightly builds uploaded anywhere where the package manager can see
them?

Correct :-)

The repositories are locked to the set of software which existed when the nightly image was generated.

This guide documents how to change to the "master" repository which will let you perform upgrades:

https://www.haiku-os.org/guides/daily-tasks/updating-system

These upgrades update *everything* (haiku, ports, etc... they're just like installing a new nightly image)

 -- Alex

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