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: 12/02/2001 15:13:15
> From email@example.com Sun Dec 2 14:51:51 2001
> Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2001 19:56:54 +0000
> From: Chris Pinnock <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.
> 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,
I tried to install the egcs package from src, but it gave me an error
message stating the following:
egcs-1.1.2 is not available for NetBSD-1.4-i386
I was able to successfully install the patch in /usr/src doing the
patch -p1 < diff-1.4-to-1.4.1.gz
After checking out the Makefile in /usr/src, I think the next thing I
need to do is
in /usr/src. I would think that after this is done I should recompile
my kernel using the new sources, correct? After which I should reboot and
see if everything is o.k. I'm not sure if I need to do a make install
also. My guess is that once the sources are rebuilt for 1.4.1, I won't get
the egcs error message and I'll then be able to upgrade the rest of the
Thanks to all who helped so far.
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