Subject: Re: upgrading to current from 0.9
To: Michael L. VanLoon -- Iowa State University <>
From: Robert L. Shady <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/19/1994 21:07:03
> Remember that sun-lamp is a very busy machine and sometimes very
> difficult to get into.  You should make people aware that there is an
> official mirror on
> Installing current binaries before installing and building current
> source is probably the *only* way to upgrade these days.  There have
> just been so many changes I'm not sure it's even possible to upgrade
> from source only anymore.  Besides, going the binary upgrade route is
> *much* easier (no messy incantations and sacrifices).
> I would suggest getting the binary snapshot from (or
> sun-lamp).  On iastate, it's in /pub/netbsd/NetBSD-current/binary/...
> Then, copy a new kernel into place from the binary set, extract the
> new binaries over the old (best done from single-user mode), reboot.
> Then you can extract and build the sources without all the funny
> steps.