Subject: Re: daily CVS update output
To: Greg Earle <earle@isolar.Tujunga.CA.US>
From: Colin Wood <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/06/1998 14:31:39
Greg Earle wrote:
> > Updating src tree:
> > 
> > Updating pkgsrc tree:
> > U pkgsrc/mail/metamail/Makefile
> > U pkgsrc/mail/metamail/pkg/PLIST
> > U pkgsrc/print/ghostscript5/Makefile
> > U pkgsrc/print/ghostscript5/files/md5
> I'm confused.  If NetBSD 1.3 was officially released on the 4th and is supposed
> to be stable for a week before the trunk reverts to -current, why are there
> files still being updated, like the above?

The pkgsrc tree is not part of the 1.3 distribution (at least it's not
frozen).  Neither is the xsrc tree, to the best of my knowledge.
> One of the things I've never been able to fully understand was that I could
> never sup up to a certain particular day (i.e. release day), comment out the
> sup from root's "crontab" file, and then have my /usr/src contents be exactly
> the same as what I could get by downloading the "official" sources for the
> releases and un-tar'ing them.  A recursive "diff" *always* found differences.
> Sigh.

What kind of differences do you usually see?


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