Subject: Re: Switching 1.5.1 to current
To: None <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/17/2001 23:16:24
On Wed, Oct 17, 2001 at 11:06:47PM +0200, Julio Merino wrote:
> Hi all
> I have an 1.5.1 installed and I would like to update it to -current, to
> check recent changes, and mainly, to see how dirprefs changes perform.
> But I've got into big trouble. I can't compile a new kernel as the first
> step because I need a new a recent as. as doesn't compile because there
> are other missing programs, other missing programs give lots of errors
> while building...
> I've read the UPDATING and have got some things compiling. I've got egcs
> properly compiled but does not work: says that bfd.h (or
> something like this) is missing. I've also compiled libc so some
> programs do not complain of .h files.
> Well, I'm asking myself if it is possible to switch a 1.5.1 to a current
> release... Any points of help? I haven't found a good documento about
> how to do a "make world" in NetBSD, while in FreeBSD there is one that
> is very good.
> BTW, I can't use a snapshot (specifically 1.5X) because the installation
> system crashes when unpacking binary sets :(

You can just unpack the sets "by hand":
cp /netbsd /netbsd.old; unpack kern.tgz, reboot
unpack remaining sets; reboot.

Manuel Bouyer <>