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Upgrade your VM

OpenBSD 6.6 is released! There are two ways you can upgrade your VM.

Either use sysupgrade(8) or do a manual upgrade. In order to use sysupgrade(8) make sure you are on the the latest syspatch(8), it includes sysupgrade(8) for OpenBSD 6.5.


$ doas sysupgrade
SHA256.sig   100% |**********************************|  2141       00:00    
Signature Verified
INSTALL.amd64 100% |*********************************| 43550       00:00    
base66.tgz   100% |**********************************|   236 MB    00:36    
bsd          100% |**********************************| 18250 KB    00:03    
bsd.mp       100% |**********************************| 18336 KB    00:03    
bsd.rd       100% |**********************************| 10058 KB    00:01    
comp66.tgz   100% |**********************************| 72109 KB    00:12    
game66.tgz   100% |**********************************|  2745 KB    00:00    
man66.tgz    100% |**********************************|  7418 KB    00:01    
xbase66.tgz  100% |**********************************| 22092 KB    00:03    
xfont66.tgz  100% |**********************************| 39342 KB    00:06    
xserv66.tgz  100% |**********************************| 15757 KB    00:02    
xshare66.tgz 100% |**********************************|  4482 KB    00:01    
Verifying sets.

Your VM will reboot and start the upgrade process. You can follow this via the console if you want.

Connect to the console

To get connected to the console you need to have access to the host your VM is running on. The same username and public SSH key, as provided for the VM, are used to create a local user on the host.

When this is done you can use vmctl(8) to manage your VM.
The options you have are:

$ vmctl console id
$ vmctl start [-c] id
$ vmctl stop [-fw] id

-f Forcefully stop the VM without attempting a graceful shutdown.
-w Wait until the VM has been terminated.
-c Automatically connect to the VM console.

Connect to the console with:

$ vmctl console id

Note: id can also be your VM name.

Manual Upgrade

Upgrade your VM by downloading bsd.rd and moving it to /:

$ ftp -V https://cdn.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/6.6/amd64/{bsd.rd,SHA256,SHA256.sig}
bsd.rd       100% |**********************************|  9984 KB    00:07
SHA256       100% |**********************************|  1989       00:00
SHA256.sig   100% |**********************************|  2141       00:00
$ signify -Cp /etc/signify/openbsd-66-base.pub -x SHA256.sig bsd.rd
Signature Verified
bsd.rd: OK
$ doas cp bsd.rd /

When that is done you can reboot your VM and make sure you boot the new bsd.rd. You will be prompted for what do to. Select either (U)pgrade or (A)utoinstall.

After selecting (U)pgrade can pretty much enter your way through. The one exception might be the install sets.

You can also use (A)utoinstall, your VM will look for upgrade.conf. The one we are providing is:

Server directory? = pub/OpenBSD/6.6/amd64
Set name(s) = -x* +xb* +xf*

The below install example will be very similar between (U)pgrade and (A)utoinstall.

SeaBIOS (version 1.11.0p0-OpenBSD-vmm)
Using drive 0, partition 3.
probing: pc0 com0 mem[638K 510M a20=on]
disk: hd0+
>> OpenBSD/amd64 BOOT 3.34
switching console to com0
>> OpenBSD/amd64 BOOT 3.34
boot> bsd.rd

Welcome to the OpenBSD/amd64 6.6 installation program.
(I)nstall, (U)pgrade, (A)utoinstall or (S)hell? u
At any prompt except password prompts you can escape to a shell by
typing '!'. Default answers are shown in []'s and are selected by
pressing RETURN.  You can exit this program at any time by pressing
Control-C, but this can leave your system in an inconsistent state.

Terminal type? [vt220]
Available disks are: sd0.
Which disk is the root disk? ('?' for details) [sd0]
Checking root filesystem (fsck -fp /dev/sd0a)...OK.
Mounting root filesystem (mount -o ro /dev/sd0a /mnt)...OK.
vio0: bound to from (0c:c4:7a:6b:f8:62)
Force checking of clean non-root filesystems? [no]
fsck -p 2e01de5f119ea24b.k...OK.
fsck -p 2e01de5f119ea24b.d...OK.
fsck -p 2e01de5f119ea24b.f...OK.
fsck -p 2e01de5f119ea24b.g...OK.
fsck -p 2e01de5f119ea24b.h...OK.
fsck -p 2e01de5f119ea24b.j...OK.
fsck -p 2e01de5f119ea24b.i...OK.
fsck -p 2e01de5f119ea24b.e...OK.
/dev/sd0a (2e01...a) on /mnt type ffs (rw, local)
/dev/sd0k (2e01...k) on /mnt/home type ffs (rw, local, nodev, nosuid)
/dev/sd0d (2e01...d) on /mnt/tmp type ffs (rw, local, nodev, nosuid)
/dev/sd0f (2e01...f) on /mnt/usr type ffs (rw, local, nodev)
/dev/sd0g (2e01...g) on /mnt/usr/X11R6 type ffs (rw, local, nodev)
/dev/sd0h (2e01...h) on /mnt/usr/local type ffs (rw, local, nodev, wxallowed)
/dev/sd0j (2e01...j) on /mnt/usr/obj type ffs (rw, local, nodev, nosuid)
/dev/sd0i (2e01...i) on /mnt/usr/src type ffs (rw, local, nodev, nosuid)
/dev/sd0e (2e01...e) on /mnt/var type ffs (rw, local, nodev, nosuid)

Let's upgrade the sets!
Location of sets? (disk http or 'done') [http]
HTTP proxy URL? (e.g. 'http://proxy:8080', or 'none') [none]
HTTP Server? (hostname, list#, 'done' or '?') [cdn.openbsd.org]
Server directory? [pub/OpenBSD/6.6/amd64]

Select sets by entering a set name, a file name pattern or 'all'. De-select
sets by prepending a '-', e.g.: '-game*'. Selected sets are labelled '[X]'.
    [X] bsd          [X] comp66.tgz   [X] xbase66.tgz   [X] xserv66.tgz
    [X] bsd.rd       [X] man66.tgz    [X] xshare66.tgz
    [X] base66.tgz   [X] game66.tgz   [X] xfont66.tgz
Set name(s)? (or 'abort' or 'done') [done] -x* +xb* +xf*
    [X] bsd          [X] comp66.tgz   [X] xbase66.tgz   [ ] xserv66.tgz
    [X] bsd.rd       [X] man66.tgz    [ ] xshare66.tgz
    [X] base66.tgz   [X] game66.tgz   [X] xfont66.tgz
Set name(s)? (or 'abort' or 'done') [done]
Get/Verify SHA256.sig   100% |************************|  2141       00:00
Signature Verified
Get/Verify bsd          100% |************************| 14961 KB    00:02
Get/Verify bsd.rd       100% |************************|  9776 KB    00:01
Get/Verify base66.tgz   100% |************************|   157 MB    00:20
Get/Verify comp66.tgz   100% |************************| 65504 KB    00:08
Get/Verify man66.tgz    100% |************************|  7080 KB    00:01
Get/Verify game66.tgz   100% |************************|  2742 KB    00:00
Get/Verify xbase66.tgz  100% |************************| 18987 KB    00:02
Get/Verify xfont66.tgz  100% |************************| 39342 KB    00:05
Installing bsd          100% |************************| 14961 KB    00:01
Installing bsd.rd       100% |************************|  9776 KB    00:00
Installing base66.tgz   100% |************************|   157 MB    00:37
Installing comp66.tgz   100% |************************| 64504 KB    00:25
Installing man66.tgz    100% |************************|  7080 KB    00:05
Installing game66.tgz   100% |************************|  2742 KB    00:00
Installing xbase66.tgz  100% |************************| 18987 KB    00:07
Installing xfont66.tgz  100% |************************| 39342 KB    00:15
Location of sets? (disk http or 'done') [done]
Making all device nodes...done.
Relinking to create unique kernel...done.

CONGRATULATIONS! Your OpenBSD upgrade has been successfully completed!

Exit to (S)hell, (H)alt or (R)eboot? [reboot]


# syspatch
# pkg_add -u
# sysmerge -d

When on current update your packages with:

# pkg_add -Dsnap -u