As part of the process of shaving some yaks today I wound up needing to upgrade my development server to the latest version of OmniOS. I originally installed the LTS version and planned to stay there till the next release. It turns out there isn’t much reason not to upgrade to the latest version. You will get needed security updates either way but be able to get around any bugs with OS-related things that have been fixed in the mean time.
The Upgrading to r151014 or
later page had the
needed information and worked quickly. I ran into an issue with the datasets
for my zones causing the problem
pkg: Unable to clone the current boot
environment when trying to update with
pkg. All the zones I care about
are recreated with configuration management so I didn’t have a problem
destroying the dataset and recreating them. If it were production I would
have at least snapshotted the needed datasets before destroying them.
For the next release I think I’ll update a bit sooner!