Subject: Re: Upgrading from 1.4 using patches
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com>
From: Ian P. Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/01/2001 09:17:22
> From email@example.com Sat Dec 1 09:05:30 2001
> Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2001 00:22:39 -0500
> From: David Maxwell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Ian Patrick Thomas <email@example.com>
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Upgrading from 1.4 using patches
> On Sat, Dec 01, 2001 at 03:06:20AM -0500, Ian Patrick Thomas wrote:
> > I have installed all the source packages and have also went and downloaded the changelogs
> > from 1.4-1.4.1 1.4.1-1.4.2 and 1.4.2-1.4.3. I have diff files that appear to be what I need to
> > upgrade to 1.4.3. I have tried applying the 1.4-1.4.1 patch in /usr/src and it bails. I would
> > give more info, but I'm writing this from my GNU/Linux partition. Is there some documentation on
> > how to upgrade piecemeal? I've done FreeBSD upgrades using CVSup, does NetBSD do something
> > similar? I'd really like to get up to 1.4.3 for a few reasons, the most important being the bug
> > fixes. Also I'm not able to install the Mutt package in 1.4. I'll copy down the make errors and
> > post them in a seperate message. I was hoping the upgrade to 1.4.3 would fix the problem.
> Is there a particular reason you want to upgrade incrementally,
> instead of simply grabbing the 1.4.3 binary tarballs? That would make
> the upgrade a lot less work.
> If you really do want to do each step by recompiling, you might be able
> to compile a 1.4.3 source set directly on a 1.4 box, with a bit of
> manual intervention... otherwise you'll be waiting for a lot of compiles
> if you do 1.4->1.4.1->1.4.2->1.4.3 - unless you really want to do it
> just for the experience.
> You could use anoncvs to checkout the source tree as tagged for a
> particular release. Personally, I would do that instead of applying
> patch sets.
> David Maxwell, email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org -->
> Any sufficiently advanced Common Sense will seem like magic...
> - me
I wanted to download as little as possible. I only have a 56k connection and it seems like downloading the binary packs could take a while. Downloading the complete sets of sources for 1.4.3 would definitely take a while. I don't mind compiling on my end for each increment, this machine is pretty quick. From what I've read on some past mail, going from 1.4.3 is tricky. For that I'll use a different approach. So where can I apply these patches:
Thanks for clueing me in on the other options available.
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