Subject: Re: Tracking -current
To: Rakhesh Sasidharan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Reed Shadgett <email@example.com>
Date: 01/26/2001 07:25:55
On Fri, Jan 26, 2001 at 05:53:53PM +0530, Rakhesh Sasidharan wrote:
> Ooh, I'm thoroughly confused now. Let me see: I need to get two things --
> 1. a snapshot, and 2. the -current source.
Installing a snapshot is a good starting point, since it will make
building -current easier for you.
> Link (1.) above, is probably the -current source.
Yes, updated weekly.
> 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 ?
That is the recommended procedure for the first time.
> 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 ?
One's a branch and one's the development trunk. The Plat'Home ISO can
be thought of as 'pre-1.5.1' as of a couple days ago, and the last i386
snapshot from ftp.netbsd.org is -current as of 3 months ago.
One is netbsd-1-5, which branched off of -current in June. The other is
the development trunk (-current). Newer is a term that doesn't really
work well in this case (they're both active trees), and while better is
very subjective, a recent -current snapshot will help you more for what
you want to do.