Subject: Re: today's -current can't be (easily) installed except on yesterday's?
To: John F. Woods <>
From: Frank van der Linden <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/12/1997 12:52:07
On Sat, Oct 11, 1997 at 11:56:56PM -0400, John F. Woods wrote:
> I wonder if (a) we have gotten into a "you can't get there from here"
> situation where the only way to get to -current is with a floppy boot
> of the new kernel and an installation floppy set, and (b) if so, is
> this understood to be the case and considered acceptable?  It's
> awfully easy to create situations like that when you incrementally
> upgrade and thus finesse discontinuities.
> Or is the entire source of my problems that not booting "/netbsd"
> ruined what would otherwise have been a perfectly happy combination
> (old utilities, new libraries, new kernel)?

You made the right moves, but the new kernel crashing got you in a
tight spot. Old utilities, new libraries, new kernel should work.
Provided that you have COMPAT_12 in your kernel, I should have mentioned
that in my "heads up" message.. 

- Frank