To: Netbsd-Amiga List <amiga@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Alan Kelm <email@example.com>
Date: 01/19/1995 17:56:59
> It would be very interesting for me to be able to update my -current tree
> from a diff rather than downloading a whole .tar.gz file.
Updating from a diff would be _much_ more efficient that fetching a new
sys.tar.gz file everytime you needed to get -current.
It also has the advantage that you don't need to do an entire recompile,
but only have 'make' recompile the changed files.
SUP essentially does a dynamic patching job, fetching new versions of any
files that have changed.
> I have no
> direct InterNet access and I don't know if I can use sup (or how).
If you have dialup access to a unix account, you can probably do sup
using the following procedure: (this is what I did recently).
1) Get the 'term' sources from the Linux archives on sunsite.unc.edu
2) Following the instructions, make and install term under NetBSD and
on your Unix mainframe (you need a few hundred K space to do this).
3) Dial-up your mainframe using "tip" or some other NetBSD software,
and give the "term" command to your Unix host.
4) Suspend tip, and start term under NetBSD with term -v /dev/tty0
5) Try trsh to verify that you can open a remote shell via term.
6) Get "sup" from ftp.netbsd.org (there is an Amiga binary and docs there).
7) Create a "supfile" telling what part of the NetBSD collection you want
to sup, and give the command
tredir 871 sup.netbsd.org:871 (this gets term to connect to your
8) sup -v supfile
(and watch the files come in)
It's really not too hard after you get everything working, and as a
side-benefit, you get a decent substitute for network access (term).
: Alan Kelm firstname.lastname@example.org :
: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Ottawa, Canada. :