Subject: Re: Running -current.
To: leam <>
From: Richard Rauch <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/20/2003 19:36:35
On Tue, May 20, 2003 at 08:01:51PM -0400, leam wrote:
> Richard Rauch wrote:
> If the break happens to be your NIC driver, it could be pretty bad. :)

Well, yeah, but if I build distribution sets and store over NFS, I can
make a bootable CD and go from there, yes?

 [Re. two-disk system problems.]

> Sparcs can boot from either disk. So I have both laid out exactly the
> same and a script that uses (ufs)dump to copy everything off the other

Was it you talking about that (on netbsd-help?) a few months ago?  This
sounds very familiar.  (^&

> disk. It even sets the bootblock and edits fstab. Before I do major work 
> I run the script. If the -current breaks anything I can't fix, I just 
> boot from the other drive and run the script back the other way to wipe 
> the mess and start over.

That sounds like the best way to go, but my laptop just has one disk.

 [...couple of other good ideas...]

Okay, I should probably just get the system on -current before thinking
too much more about my options.  I am not familiar with everything that
I need to deal with, and decided to get input before jumping in.  Now,
it's time to find the diving board and hope that the water's deep enough.
*grin*  Then I'll be able to see where I'm going and make a concrete plan.

> >Thanks again.
> You don't know how thankful *I* am for the people on this list who've
> helped me.

(Actually, after all of the help I've had on -help, -users, and port-i386
over the years, I think that I have some idea.  (^&)

  "I probably don't know what I'm talking about."