Subject: Re: daily CVS update output
To: Greg Earle <earle@isolar.Tujunga.CA.US>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/06/1998 17:41:27
On Tue, 6 Jan 1998, Greg Earle wrote:

: > 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?

`pkgsrc' is continuously updated--it isn't part of the 1.3 release
distribution.  `src' had no updates in the message you quoted.

: 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.

You probably found differences by:
- CVS directories (which exist in sup and not in the release sources);
  I'd bet this is what almost all, if not all, of your diff differences were.
- fixes to the `distrib' part of the tree (which can have fixes after the
  sources are released, which is unlikely but not impossible).

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