Subject: Re: How to do a patch update from 1.4 to 1.4.1
To: Guenther Grau <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/21/1999 08:52:44
On Fri, 20 Aug 1999, Guenther Grau wrote:

> Ken Hornstein wrote:
> > 
> > >       So, how does one go from 1.4 to 1.4.1? Suck down the entire 1.4.1
> > >       source tree from the NetBSD-release dir? Have mega patches been
> > >       given up in favor of something else? If so, what is the something
> > >       else? Differnt sup sets? CVS? XYZZY?
> > 
> > Can't you simply generate your own mega-patch via Anon-CVS?
> > 
> > (Of course ... maybe it would save load on the Anon-CVS server if it was
> > done once :-) )
> I still see changes on the 1.4 branch every now and then. Has 1.4.1 
> been officially released yet? The web pages also say that the latest
> release is 1.4, not 1.4.1. So if you want to beta-test 1.4.1, I suggest
> downloading the tar-files which are created dayly (nightly? :-). If
> not, you might just have to wait until it's released.

I gather the only thing holding up the release right now is the source
sets. The binaries are substantially in place. The "release" branch,
that you would get via sup or anoncvs (see below) or the release
tarballs has already pulled ahead slightly from 1.4.1.

I would think twice before supping the release on top of an old 1.4
tree. I did this, and the dates were different enough that it
downloaded a lot more stuff than actually changed. It would probably
be most efficient to just download the "release" tarballs and unpack
them in place.

With {,anon}cvs you should be able to get, or revert to, the exact
1.4.1 release using the argument '-rnetbsd-1-4-PATCH001' to 'co' or