Last Friday, I asked about upgrading OS from 4.0.3 to 4.1.2 on
SPARCstations. I received many replies. Basically, everyone
suggested to install the OS 4.1.2 from scratch (from CD). I have
done so. Everything seemed to work without any problem. "sunupgrade"
utility only works with upgrades from 4.1.1a/b to 4.1.2.
Thanks (the order in which responses received by me) to :
"Anthony A. Datri" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
email@example.com (Benny Yih)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Ron Vasey)
email@example.com (David Mostardi)
Ace Stewart <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dieter Muller <email@example.com>
firstname.lastname@example.org (Russell Cattelan)
stern@sunne.East.Sun.COM (Hal Stern) <<<== ALWAYS THERE TO HELP !!
Steve Swaney <email@example.com>
firstname.lastname@example.org (J. Matt Landrum)
email@example.com (John D Schneider)
Mike Raffety <firstname.lastname@example.org>
John D Schneider did send me a pair of (sh) scripts that he uses to
copy the important (modified) files to a remote system before doing
system upgrades. I (vaguely) remember that those scripts were recently
mailed by someone to this list. Therefore, I am not including those
scripts here. If someone wants them, I can mail them to you.
========= My original question =========================
Hi Sun Managers,
I want to upgrade OS on couple of SPARCstation 1s from 4.0.3 to 4.1.2.
The CD for OS 4.1.2 has only ``sunupgrade'' script to upgrade from
4.1.1 -> 4.1.2. I did not get any documentation on how I can use that
(or other) script to upgrade from 4.0.3 to 4.1.2. The 2-page
documentation I received from SUN did mention that I can get
"Installing SunOS 4.1.2 System Software" (part number 800-6646-10).
When I ordered my SunOS CD, I did not know that I have to order "How to
install ...." manual separately. (It is ridiculous that I need to order
"How to install OS" manual separately when I order SunOS !!) Anyway, I
need to upgrade SS1s urgently. Is their a quick way ? We have two
SPARCstation 2 with OS 4.1.2 running. (I just upgraded one SS2 from
4.1.1B to 4.1.2.) I am thinking of copying files (directories) from one
SPARC to another. Will it work ? I would really appreciate if someone
has a script to copy OS (only necessary files) from one machine to
Thanks! I will summarize.
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