Subject: Re: Upgrading from 1.4 using patches
To: None <,>
From: Ian P. Thomas <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/01/2001 16:50:19
> From Sat Dec  1 16:38:30 2001
> Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2001 21:27:39 +0100
> From: Manuel Bouyer <>
> To: "Ian P. Thomas" <>
> Cc:,
> Subject: Re: Upgrading from 1.4 using patches
> On Sat, Dec 01, 2001 at 09:17:22AM -0500, Ian P. Thomas wrote:
> > 	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:
> > 
> > diff-1.4-to-1.4.1.gz
> > diff-1.4.1-to-1.4.2.gz
> > diff-1.4.2-to-1.4.3.gz
> Assuming you have the 1.4 sources extracted in /usr/src:
> cd /usr/src
> patch -p1 < /tmp/diff-1.4-to-1.4.1.gz
> etc ...
> Just a guess, I didn't try :)
> --
> Manuel Bouyer <>
> --
	I went into /usr/src and did as you suggested, but I don't think it 
worked.  After a beep and a bunch of symbols shot across the screen, I got a prompt asking me 

File to patch:
No file found -- skip this patch? [n]

I choose y because I have no idea what file they are looking for.  The file is a binary one so I can't check if -p1 is right.  I'm afraid more info is still 

Thanks for the suggestion.


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