Subject: Re: switching to -current: dangerous ?
To: Eric Jacoboni <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/18/2001 22:10:56
On Tue, Sep 18, 2001 at 07:09:57PM +0200, Eric Jacoboni wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm using NetBSD 1.5.2 (tracking netbsd-1-5 with sup) and i'm rather
> happy with it.
> But it seems there is some features in -current that could be even
> more fun for me: namely uscanner support (i have a EPSON 1240U and i
> know that uscanner recognize it), and locales (i'm french).
> I know that -current is a bleeding edge, too (i used to track
> FreeBSD-current on my laptop for a while, for same reasons) so, my
> question is: is it really a bad idea to switch my working desktop to
> current or is it worth the while (for the reasons presented above) ?

I'm running -current on some of my desktops, without much problem
(a recently-introduced bug may trash your filesystem so be sure to have
You may want to start from a -current shnapshot instead of from 1.5x
to avoid bootstrapping issues, though.

Manuel Bouyer <>