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Re: How do I keep testing current-amd64 witout so much trouble?

On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 03:27:08PM +0000, Michael Graff wrote:
> Perhaps we need to abstract out the version number for -current entirely?
> When the kernel is built, use the time in seconds as a timestamp.  Then 
> check for that as a path component, and if that fails, then the version 
> path.
> This will let you install modules as desired, and yet keep a stable copy 
> around for as long as you want.  Sure, you'll have to pass that 
> timestamp off to the module install script, but oh well.

It's almost the same issue as with boot block ident string that came up
some time ago (and is still not fixed :(. The kernel version number isn't
enough to identify binaries built from different sources.
For userland you have ident(1) or md5(1) but the kernel or boot loader can
hardly use these tools for the things they load (and even less to locate

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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