Subject: Re: road map for new immigrants?
To: Ted Spradley <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/15/1998 00:59:26
Ted Spradley writes:
> > 
> > Ted Spradley writes:
> > > I'm running a port-alpha snapshot from June 28, and I want to move to 
> > > -current. I suppose I'd better build config and a new kernel first, and 
> > > then "make build".
> > 
> > Yes. Build your kernel first and run it, then build the new userland
> > using that new kernel.
> I was just about to ask, can I boot the new kernel with the old userland? 
> I guess that's a Yes.

That is a conditional yes. You have to make sure you leave in all the
needed COMPAT_* options (generally all of them unless you really know
what you are doing) so that the old versions of all the system calls
and such are still in place. In general, though, yes, it is not a

> > BTW, libc is broken right now, so if you are using -current sources
> > from the last couple of days, you would be advised to wait before
> > building (as per Jason's message of this morning.) Jason promised to
> > note when this would be fixed (I'm guessing by tomorrow.)
> Ah, well, no hurry.  This will give me a chance to get my stuff together. 
> :-)