Subject: Re: port-alpha/5154: 64 bit clean problem with struct stat on NetBSD/alpha
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: None <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/12/1998 16:24:50
"Chris G. Demetriou" writes:
- FYI, this was documented in the NetBSD 1.3 "LAST_MINUTE" file, has
- already been fixed in NetBSD-current, and will be fixed in the NetBSD
- 1.3.1 patch release.  (From messages on current-users, the source
- diffs for 1.3.1 (from 1.3) are already available, at

	It has been pointed out ot me that it was in
LAST_MINUTE, and in re-reading it, I find the reference clearly.
Apologies for a duplicate bug report. 

	I've tried to pick up the source diffs for 1.3.1, but
they are not readable by folks outside group netbsd.  I will
wait for the release announcement on netbsd-announce.

- For the record, as far as I'm concerned, none of those facts excuse
- the problem showing up in the release.  Many simple tests, including
- building X -- which was supposed to be part of the release process --
- would have showed the problem.  (In fact, if I recall correctly,
- building X was how the problem was discovered.)

	Building X (in particular, imake) was how I found it.

	Many thanks for a fine product on all platforms (and I
run NetBSD on i386, hp300, sparc and alpha, and look forward to
porting it to hp700)

Eric Schnoebelen
    Celestial navigation is based on the premise that the Earth is the
    center of the universe.  The premise is wrong, but the navigation
    works.  An incorrect model can be a useful tool. -- Kelvin Throop III