Hello all, i am experimenting with NetBSD, and something that i really consider complicated is whenever I want to perform a new upgrade.
I tried to go from 9.1 to -current by updating the kernel and then doing:
sysupgrade auto <link/to/a/daily/snapshot
but for every upgrade it asks me what do i want to do with each file, now, some of these files are well known to me and I precisely know If for example i want to keep my own instead of getting them overwritten.
Anyway the problem is related to other files which i don't know about it, and don't know if i should replace them or not. My questions are always stuff like, what if i need to replace this? Or, what if replacing this messes up something?
So my thing is, how do other OS and GNU/Linux distros deal with this? I generally never had problem with arch while upgrading once a week.
What's your suggestion in this regard? Are there guidelines/rules of thumbs for what to overwrite? what to keep?