Subject: Re: Big problems with snapshot/20000226, part 2
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <email@example.com>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/02/2000 19:49:21
On Thu, 2 Mar 2000, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 02, 2000 at 11:26:38AM -0800, Paul Hoffman wrote:
> > Thanks, that helped, but not directly. After reading your message, I
> > remembered that I had, in fact, done a complete 'sup' before doing the
> > snapshot overlay. In single-user mode, making userland and the kernel
> > worked just fine, and the next reboot had me up to date.
> > I still think that we should have a clearly-documented method of going from
> > 1.4.1 to -current that works.
> I'm not sure I agree. -current is not a release, it's not supported in many
> of the ways that releases are, and, as we say over and over again, it may
> be broken in arbitrary ways at any time.
> Given those constraints, I'm not sure giving step-by-step instructions to
> help the naive upgrade is the best idea in the world.
But it would be useful for developers who want to spend cycles
wokring on code, rather than on fixing an upgrade (particularly
non NetBSD developers who may want to port something across)