Subject: Re: Upgrading from 1.4 using patches
To: Ian P. Thomas <>
From: Chris Pinnock <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/02/2001 22:21:56
On Sun, Dec 02, 2001 at 04:57:57PM -0500, Ian P. Thomas wrote:
> 	I went ahead and did a make build after applying the patch and
> everything went perfectly.  I then went and recompiled my kernel using the
> new sources.  After a reboot, everything seems fine.  dmesg says I'm now
> running NetBSD 1.4.1.  
> 	I noticed an option in the makefile called UPDATE.  In
> /usr/share/mk/bsd.README it says that with this option, only recently
> modified targets will be installed.  This sounds like it could cut down on
> the make build time.  Does anyone have any experience with this option?
> I'm going ahead with the next patch to 1.4.2.  I'll post more if I run into
> an error, otherwise, I think I'll be able to get to 1.4.3 from here.

I don't think there is any need to go 1.4 -> 1.4.1 -> 1.4.2 -> 1.4.3.
You can do 1.4 -> 1.4.3 in pretty much one step (egcs is the only
problem I encountered). 

UPDATE will cut down your build time (unless something changes that is a
dependency for lots of things (I think)).