OpenSolaris updates virtualbox

After a short delay VirtualBox for OpenSolaris has been upgraded. Update manager popped up to tell me and ask if I wanted the upgrade and created a new boot environment with the package installed. Very cool. Alas now I have to reboot to install it so my laptop won't reach three weeks uptime:

cjg@brompton:~$ uptime
 10:12pm  up 18 days  0:05,  2 users,  load average: 0.16, 0.27, 0.84
cjg@brompton:~$ beadm list
BE            Active Mountpoint Space  Policy Created          
--            ------ ---------- -----  ------ -------          
opensolaris   -      -          89.37M static 2008-11-27 12:14 
opensolaris-1 -      -          8.39M  static 2008-11-30 13:14 
opensolaris-2 -      -          13.36M static 2008-12-02 11:27 
opensolaris-3 N      /          12.70M static 2008-12-06 20:02 
opensolaris-4 R      -          9.44G  static 2009-01-30 21:42 
cjg@brompton:~$ 
Comments:

Chris,

You shouldn't have to reboot to install an updated version of a package. If you run the package manager instead of the update manager, you can select the packages to update and then click "Install/Update". This will just update the package without creating a new boot environment.

On the other hand, if you want to preserve your old configuration as a backup, creating a new boot environment is the way to go.

Haik

Posted by Haik on January 30, 2009 at 05:11 PM GMT #

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