Subject: how to install -current?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Steve Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/21/2003 16:49:35
OK -- I'm sure I'm doing something wrong. Could someone let me know
what it is?
I want to upgrade to the latest -current. (Well, maybe that's what's
wrong, but we'll ignore that...) I have a nice, shiny new CVS tree. I
know to use build.sh, so I built a new kernel via
./build.sh -k kernelname
(I have OBJDIR set to /usr/obj in /etc/mk.conf).
Given the problems sometimes reported in building -current, I prefer to
do my compilation while still running the old system, so that I can do
./build.sh -D /usr/netbsd
(Stand back, wait a while.)
Great; it built. I reboot to single-user with the new kernel, and try
./build.sh -D /usr/netbsd -i /
It's recompiling the world...
I don't think that what I'm trying to do is that unreasonable. In
fact, it strikes me as the obvious way to proceed. Is there something
simple I'm missing?
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb (me)
http://www.wilyhacker.com (2nd edition of "Firewalls" book)