Subject: Re: bugs in
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Frank Dana <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/16/1995 11:50:34
With Shakespearian flourish, Kenneth Stailey writes:
> Yeah this isn't the perfect place to complain to, but this way I can
> warn more people at once.

I'm all for it. Maybe the people who don't use introl will compain, but
I'm biased since I do.  8)

> 2) gdb has an unreadable file starting with "#":
> SUP: File server unable to transfer file src/gnu/usr.bin/gdb/readline/#28055.
> which causes the sup to fail and your sup to be marked as incomplete
> so that you have to ask for everything again.

Is that why I had to tranfer everything all over again? (Well, "Update"
all of the files, at least.) <sigh> I had assumed it was a sup tempor-
ary file or something, but not marking my transfer complete is downright

> Also, is there any way to tell when a mirror supped?  "send-pr" asks
> for a release date, all I can say is "I don't really know for sure".

"Some time between..."  <grin>

I have a couple of other sup-related questions I might as well get out
here--it's the best spot until we decide sup-users@netbsd... is in
order.  8)

1> Is there any way to tell what files are in a collection, aside from
   blowing away your last. files and doing a -f?  <grin>  I'd like to
   see where the collections fall, as I have a sneaking suspicion that
   they overlap. I know that allsrc contains all of the others, but what
   about src? Are any of the other collections contained in src? I'm on
   a very unstable 9600 baud link, and even Updating files more than once
   is a strain my line doesn't need.

2> I've been experimenting a little, and I've come to the conclusion that
   I have no clue at all what "old" does. I can't even tell if it's better
   or worse to use it. (The manpage makes it sound worse, but I was sum-
   marily called a... nitwit, was it?... last week for not using it. An
   explanation of when it's good, when it's bad, and what it does would
   be greatly appreciated.


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