Subject: Re: Upgrading from 1.4 using patches
To: Ian Patrick Thomas <>
From: Chris Pinnock <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/02/2001 19:56:54
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.


Just one caveat I can think of if you are going from 1.4 to 1.4.3 using
source code. You might need to build and install "egcs" first. 
Otherwise you will get some compiler warnings with a few software packages. 

Alternatively, you could do a binary upgrade.

best wishes,