OpenBSD 6.8

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OpenBSD 6.8 released

OpenBSD has two new releases every year. historically, on 1. Mai and 1. November. With a few small execptions in the past Check Wikipedia

so, then latest OS appeared today: OpenBSD 6.8

Perform a Full Upgrade (incl. X Stuff)

sysupgrade -r 

Run the Script (on your own risk !)

doas su -
mkdir /root/bin
ftp -o /root/bin/upgrade_to_68.sh https://puffy.nolink.ch/scripts/upgrade_to_68.sh
chmod 740 /root/bin/upgrade_to_68.sh
# /root/bin/upgrade_to_68.sh
# *** reboot ***
# /root/bin/upgrade_to_68.sh
# rm /root/bin/upgrade_to_68.sh

or use some custom Script (just Xbase and not other X Stuff)

doas su -
mkdir /root/bin

cat <<'EOF' > /root/bin/upgrade_to_68.sh
#!/bin/sh

prepare () {

  echo "let's upgrade to 6.8 ..."

  rm -f /usr/lib/libperl.a

  rm /usr/X11R6/lib/libxkbui.*
  rm /usr/X11R6/lib/pkgconfig/xkbui.pc
  rm /usr/X11R6/include/X11/extensions/XKBui.h

}

download() {

  local _response=$(sysupgrade -n)

  if [[ $_response == *reboot ]]; then
    echo "\nInstalled! Let's reboot ...\n"
    rm /home/_sysupgrade/{comp,xf,xs}*
  else
    echo "Nothing todo ..."
  fi

}

install() {
  reboot
}

postwork() {

  echo "let's do some postwork after upgrade to 6.8 ..."

  cd /dev
  ./MAKEDEV all

  _boot=$(mount |awk -F'[/ ]' '/ on \/ / {print $3}')
  installboot ${_boot%?}

  sysmerge

  fw_update

  syspatch

  pkg_add -Vu

  pkg_delete -a

  /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb &

}

# Main
local _ver=$(uname -r)

if [ "$_ver" == "6.7" ]; then

  prepare
  download
  install

elif [ "$_ver" == "6.8" ]; then

  postwork

fi

exit 0
EOF

chmod 740 /root/bin/upgrade_to_68.sh
# /root/bin/upgrade_to_68.sh
# *** reboot ***
# /root/bin/upgrade_to_68.sh
# rm /root/bin/upgrade_to_68.sh

Checks

you should do a few checks afterwards:

dmesg

dmesg -s

rcctl ls failed

sysmerge (one more time)

happy BSD !

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