Subject: List of binary packages for 1.5-ALPHA
To: None <>
From: Rakhesh Sasidharan <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/19/2000 10:41:36
> 1.5_ALPHA[12] is quite stable, but there are drawbacks to running
> alpha code. There will be no binary packages for 1.5 until after 1.5
> is released (of necessity). This could be especially bad on i386,
> because 1.4.2 to 1.5 changes binary formats from a.out to ELF. It is
> possible to run all your old a.out binaries under emulation, but the
> procedure isn't well documented yet.

Is there a list available somewhere, of all the binary packages that are
already available in the base distribution of 1.5-ALPHA ?  And, is it
possible that if I have the source code of something (say lynx for
example), I could compile it on 1.5-ALPHA if needed ?