Subject: NetBSD 2.0 backward compatibility problems
To: None <>
From: Parkes, Lloyd <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 05/18/2004 16:40:12
I went and installed NetBSD 2.0_BETA on my NetBSD 1.6.1 machine. An 
i386 firewall. I've noticed a few things that I can't find 
documentation for.

1) With the ipfilter upgrade, ipf(8) is now much stricter about 
enforcing correct syntax for ipf.conf. It no longer silently adds the 
required srcdst field.

2) Apache broke big time. It always core dumped in _sys___sigsuspend14 
which was being called from my old package of pth-2. I suspect that 
this bit of backward compatibility isn't quite right. I trashed many of 
my old packages because I needed to rebuild a complete enough lump of 
pkgsrc to get Apache going. I might actually have some backups on tape.

I took the opportunity to upgrade from Apache 1 to Apache 2 and Apache2 
dies in what looks like some regex cleanup routine whenever it gets 
restarted. It also doesn't cope well if it's scoreboard file exists 
when it starts up. I'll have to dig deeper and maybee PR.

Lloyd Parkes

Wellington Unix Team
EDS (New Zealand) Limited
Phone +64 4 474 5732
Fax +64 4 474 5094