Subject: Problems doing cvs checkout of a given day's 1.6BETA4 source tree
To: NetBSD Current Users Mailing List <>
From: Douglas Wade Needham <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/24/2002 22:51:43


I don't know what I am doing wrong, but for the past few days I have
been trying to checkout a copy of the 1.6Beta4 source.  I am figuring
that I can do builds in sync with the builds going up on releng into
an area pointed to by DESTDIR, an then use rdist6 to push the files
(some like dhclient-script having my local modifications, along with
my custom kernels) onto my other machines.
Normally, this would be a no-brainer to me (having done builds of the
leading edge of current for probably 2 years now, and using CVS for
probably 10).  However, as a sanity check, I wanted to make sure that
I was getting something matching the source sets which are being put
up on releng so that my bug reports, if any, would be quite accurate.
With CVSROOT properly set, I did the following commands in my latest
attempt to try to get a copy of 1.6.

     time cvs co -rnetbsd-1-6 src
     cd src
     cvs -lq update -d -P -D "07/24/2002 00:00 GMT"

To my surprise, when I compare the results of these commands against
the source I just retrieved from releng under the 200207240000
directory, I find that I have differences all over.  Excluding the CVS
files which would obviously cause diffs, I have found that I get 26195
files with diffs before the update, and 26969 after the updates.
Obviously, I am doing something wrong, and looking right past the
problem, but I am stumped.  Anyone have any ideas?  I have placed the
logfiles for the checkout and update at the following two URLs:

If someone from the core/releng teams wants to have more details,
please feel free to email me directly, and we will figure out what is
going on before giving the rest of the folks the details.

Thanks!  And we have any idea when we are going to step up
from BETA4 to the next subsequent phase?

- Doug (wishing I was not encumbered by Bell Labs so that I could be
        more active with this project)

Douglas Wade Needham - KA8ZRT        UN*X Guru & UW/BSD kernel programmer
Email:  cinnion @ ka8zrt . com
Disclaimer: My opinions are my own.  Since I don't want them, why should my 
	    employer, or anybody else for that matter!