Subject: Re: your mail
To: None <>
From: Robert Shady <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/19/1994 00:31:11
[Misc. Deleted for brievity]

> Ok.. I will do my best to attempt to explain this bug..
> What the problem seems to be is that my com ports no longer function.
> Previously i was using a kernal dated around dec 24th. 1993.  I just updated
> to the precompiled binaries in current/arc/i386 (dated may 3)

It's not a bug, read the mailing lists...  If your not going to keep up on 
what is happening, then you shouldn't be upgrading to current anyways.  
Going from Dec '93 to -current is a MAJOR jump, there has been a TON of
major changes.

> One other minor qualm is the fact that gzip and tar are dynamicly linked.
> this causes the unfortunate problem that while attempting to update your
> /usr/lib tree, tar clobbers and causes it's own core dump.  
> leaving you with a 0 byte

That's why you --exclude from the extraction process.