Subject: Re: make kernel question
To: noud de brouwer <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/03/1997 12:41:20
noud de brouwer writes:
> hi all,
> NetAtalk sounded so attractive to me,
> so i grabbed the sys.tar.gz from current,
> unpacked in a 1.2.1 NetBSD /usr/src creating sys.
> isn't current's sys.tar.gz supposed to install in /usr/src/??
> shouldn't a current sys and mk be able to make themselfs on a 1.2.1 machine?
> wait till the next current sys.tar.gz cause recent  changes?

Unfortunately, you CAN'T just upgrade your kernel.

Lots of stuff -- config, make, etc. -- change with time, and are not
compatible between -current and 1.2.1.

Furthermore, even if you could get a -current kernel, you would have
trouble with your 1.2.1 utilities being incompatible with it in a
dozen ways.

I would suggest that if you want to upgrade to -current, you should
upgrade to -current, and not try doing this piecemeal.