Subject: Re: Tracking -current
To: Rakhesh Sasidharan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Reed Shadgett <email@example.com>
Date: 01/26/2001 06:02:40
On Fri, Jan 26, 2001 at 05:15:33PM +0530, Rakhesh Sasidharan wrote:
> > > ftp://ftp.plathome.co.jp/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-current/tar_files/src/
> > > ftp://ftp.plathome.co.jp/pub/IPv6/kame-20010115-netbsd15-snap/i386/
> Hmmm, I went thru the NetBSD tracking -current docs now, and I it says I
> need to download the stuff in the first link
You need the NetBSD-current sources if you want to build -current.
These are available from sup, ftp, anoncvs, etc. I'd probably suggest
anoncvs. There's instructions for that available at:
> and also the stuff in
Installing a snapshot of NetBSD-current beforehand would definitely make
it easier for you. You may wish to find a newer snapshot though. :)
I think there was a URI for a newer snapshot in the thread you got these
Plat'Home links from.
> Would it be OK if I
> download the plathome link 2 instead of the netbsd link ?
That's a snapshot of NetBSD-release-1-5, not NetBSD-current. See:
for more on the terminology being used and graphs on how the release
That said, yes, you can definitely install that snapshot, but then
you would be building -current on pretty much a 1.5 box (I'm not sure
how difficult that would be, I've been running -current only, sans
production machines, for a long time).