Subject: Re: upgrading 1.4-1.4.1
To: Michael G. Schabert <>
From: Reinoud Koornstra <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/21/1999 23:53:48
Thanks for reacting on my questions.
I agree that the way you say much more easy is and so on.
However, to upgrade the packages i use sup allrdy.
And what's more...... getting all the source, compile it etc etc... is
much more exiting....
Outside that i noticed that when i installed netbsd 1.4 i didnt have much
source. I needed to get the packages source and i had to get the
syssource.. And still i think there is more source to get.
I noticed today that for example i didnt have the source of mbrlabel.
Therefore i want to get ALL and really all the source in here and
configure and compile a new kernel, compile that whole system en rdy....
Well it will take a day to compile all maybe, but that's what i want.
So i ask if somebody who did it and still does i more times could help me
with this.
I am only used to use Sup to upgrade the pkgsrc. Thanks to Dave Burgess
who explained me how.
So, can anyone help me?


On Tue, 21 Sep 1999, Michael G. Schabert wrote:

> >Hi,
> >
> >Currently i run netbsd 1.4 for i386.
> >I wish to upgrade to version 1.4.1
> >This can be done with sup.
> >What should be in the sup file exactly to upgrade ALL the source....
> >
> >Secondly, after i run sup, then i have to recompile the whole system
> >right? How can i do that? And, what about the kernel then..... cause if i
> >compiled the whole system to 1.4.1 then the kernel isnt right anymore
> >right? Do i have to configure the new config file from 1.4.1 after that
> >and compile it then?
> >
> >Can anyone give me a detailed help what to do exactly and in what
> >order.....
> 1) Forget you ever heard the command "sup".
> 2) Download the 1.4.1 binary release for your architecture.
> 3) Install a 1.4.1 kernel & reboot.
> 4) Unpack the 1.4.1 binaries with tar -zxpf (NOT etc.tgz, though)
> 5) Reboot and you're up with 1.4.1.
> Only upgrade via source/compiling if you do that kind of thing for fun. Sup
> is designed to be good for tracking minute changes in source code. It would
> be a piss-poor way to retrieve entire source unless your intention was to
> track -current on a regular basis.
> Mike
> Bikers don't *DO* taglines.