Subject: xsrc question, and general "moving to -current" question.
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Mason Loring Bliss <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/02/1998 23:29:53

I'm just starting to track the -current source for the first time on an
i386. (I'd previously tracked -current kernel source on a Mac, with
precompiled userland binaries.)

I'm doing that initial monstrous sup, which hopefully will go faster since
I've got 1.3.2 source in place.

Here's my question: Yesterday I compiled a 1.3.2 userland ( <2 hours) as

cd /usr/src
make build

This didn't seem to touch xsrc. Is xsrc supposed to be build as part of
the world? Or is it explicitly seperate? If it's not supposed to be seperate,
where ought it be located so a "make build" can see it? I'm guessing that it
doesn't change much, since we're using straight, unmodified XFree86, at
least in the i386 port, and hence it may not be part of a standard build.

Can someone enlighten me? *Do* we differ from a standard XFree86 distribution
at all? Lastly, will NetBSD 1.3.2-supplied XFree86 binaries work with a
-current kernel? What about if I switch to UVM/PMAP_NEW?

I've got instructions around somewhere for switching partition IDs, but I'm
not sure if there are any other gotchas with regard to moving up from 1.3.2
to -current.

Thanks in advance...

Mason Loring
"In the drowsy dark cave of the mind dreams build their nest with fragments
 dropped from day's caravan."--Rabindranath Tagore...awake ? sleep : dream;