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    Is there any work going on that would allow one to upgrade OpenBSD without booting into the special upgrade kernel? Something more or less like freebsd-update(8)? Let’s call this in-situ upgrade.

    The problem is that IaaS providers like AWS really expect you to run images, they don’t make it easy to boot some other kernel, and even if you hack your way through there’s no emulated serial console to run the upgrade process, unless you go full auto.

    I really want to run OpenBSD instead of FreeBSD on AWS (and everywhere else), but this thing is holding me back.

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      Apart from automating the whole procedure, this is the closest thing you can do.

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        Huh, I was not aware of these instructions. Thanks!