Subject: Re: List of binary packages for 1.5-ALPHA
To: Rakhesh Sasidharan <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/19/2000 10:02:43
On Sat, 19 Aug 2000, Rakhesh Sasidharan wrote:

> > 
> > 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 ?

	1.5_ALPHA packages for i386 would be in
	but its very easy to download the pkgsrc.tar.gz, extract it
	and just cd to the progarsm you want and 'make install'.

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