Subject: Re: Upgrading from 1.4 using patches
To: Ian P. Thomas <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/02/2001 23:22:19
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.  

Hum, the correct order is:
- build new kernel
- install new kernel, reboot
- start 'make build' in /usr/src
- reboot, to make sure no old binaries are running.

When you do make build, it installs the new binaries, including a new libc.
These new binaries may use syscalls that the old kernel doesn't know.
However the new kernel can always run old binaries without troubles
(if it can't then there's a bug :)

Manuel Bouyer <>