Subject: Re: Problems with 1.3-ALPHA (fwd)
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG,>
From: Colin Wood <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/05/1997 01:27:47
Mark Andres wrote:

Could you please forward this to the port-mac68k and current-users lists
for me?  For some reason, when I send a message to,
it is taking literally 12 or so hours to be processed.  I sent my first
message about my problems at 11:00PM JST (Japan Standard Time). When I did
not receive a copy, I assumed that majordomo chewed it up, so I sent
another copy at 7:00AM JST.  I received my copy or the original
message from the list around 11:00AM JST.  I then received the copy for
the second message around 5:30PM JST.  

This is very strange.  I have never had any problems with using before.

Mark Andres                  E-mail:
          Running NetBSD, 100% Microsoft Free!
Me: / NetBSD: /

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 08:58:36 +0900 (JST)
From: Mark Andres <>
To: port-mac68k@NetBSD.ORG, current-users@NetBSD.ORG
Subject: Re: Problems with 1.3-ALPHA


Many, many people suggested:

> You'll have to manually reboot the machine...but the problem is that you
> need to upgrade the kernel first.  What has happened is that all of the
> syscall numbers have changed from 1.2 to 1.3 (well, many of them), so the
> newer binaries cannot interface with the older kernel.  Once you install a
> 1.3 kernel, everything should be just fine.

So I have done that and it works.  Thanks to everyone who wrote with

Umm, do you think someone could write up a quick README and toss it into
the various directories for people who are downloading the 1.3-ALPHA
snapshots?  Since it is critical that you install a 1.3-ALPHA kernel
before you upgrade, you might want to alert people to this fact.  Since I
saw no README in /pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-1.3_ALPHA/mac68k/snapshot I foolishly
assumed that no special instructions were needed to upgrade.

Mark Andres                  E-mail:
          Running NetBSD, 100% Microsoft Free!
Me: / NetBSD: /

Colin himself writes:

So, does anyone know what's going on with the whole lag thing??????

Colin Wood                       
Component Design Engineer - MD6                 Intel Corporation
I speak only on my own behalf, not for my employer.