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Updating OpenIndiana from 147 to 151

So I finally decided to finally go ahead and update my OpenIndiana file server and had experienced a multitude of problems, luckily most of them were easy fixes due to stupid mistakes made to my permissions on the filesystem. Anyways moving on to the more important stuff like getting ready to update the image from 147 to 151.

DISCLAIMER: I take no responsibilty for any data loss during this process, it is assumed that you make regular backups of all data in case of data loss.

Firstly we need to make sure we have root privledges for the system, this can be achieved by openning the Terminal and entering the below:

scotty@storage-server:~$ su
Password: <enter your password>

You will notice the prompt change slightly to show that we now have root access.

Now that we have root access we need to ensure that the latest version of pkg is installed, to update do the following:

pkg install pkg:/package/pkg

Now we need to update the package repositories to get the latest bleeding edge development files:

pkg set-publisher -O http://pkg.openindiana.org/dev-il openindiana.org
pkg set-publisher --non-sticky opensolaris.org
pkg refresh --full

Finally we can update to the latest packages using the below:

pkg update-image -v

This will take a few minutes depending on the speed of your Internet conection and the packages that need to be downloaded and updated.

Hope this has helped to do an upgrade of your system to the latest bleeding edge Illumos 151 build of OpenIndiana.

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