Subject: Re: Tracking -current
To: Reed Shadgett <email@example.com>
From: Rakhesh Sasidharan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/26/2001 17:53:53
> 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:
Ooh, I'm thoroughly confused now. Let me see: I need to get two things --
1. a snapshot, and 2. the -current source.
Link (1.) above, is probably the -current source. And that means I need
to get a snapshot from some place, and install that first, and then
compile the -current source. Am I right ? Please enlighten me.
Unfortunately, I have no direct Net access. I get my hard-disk to our
labs, download everything I want, and then play with them on my home
machine. I suppose CVS is out for me then ...
> > and also the stuff in
> > ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/arch/i386/snapshot/.
> 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.
Yes, but unfortunately that link doesn't work. It just can't find that
But anyways, in the process I found some more mails along that thread, and
I think things are a bit more clearer to me. I am currently downloading
the -current sources, but I don't know where to get the snapshots from.
But if the KAME ISO image is like a 1.5 box, I suppose the stuff in /arch
on ftp.netbsd.org would be newer, and (hence) better ?
> 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
> branches work.
Thanks, you'r an angel. That's something that I have been looking for ...
to clear up all these terminologies. :)
Thanks a lot once more.