Subject: Re: upgrading 1.4-1.4.1
To: Brett Lymn <>
From: Thilo Manske <Thilo.Manske@HEH.Uni-Oldenburg.DE>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/22/1999 10:21:11
On Wed, Sep 22, 1999 at 11:10:24AM +0930, Brett Lymn wrote:
> >1) get the source patches,
> >2) apply them
> >3) configure && make && install your {new} kernel
> >4) reboot <- probably not neccessary
> Yes, this is necessary.  Sometimes the new userland code relies on new
> system calls and will fail it they are not there.  It would be ok if
A patch releases does not introduce new system calls.
(Hey, it's no service pack!)

> >5) cd /usr/src/ ;make cleandir && make build
> make build does the make cleandir.
Not if you have UPDATE set in your /etc/mk.conf or environment

> >It will be more difficult for i386 users, when 1.5 will be released
> >(a.out->ELF transition)
> Yep, that one is a lot of fun - been there, done that when tracking
> -current.
/me too.
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