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Re: 5.1 release?

On Thu, Sep 02, 2010 at 08:25:38AM +0000, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> I too have been burning with curiosity about 5.1 release, or if there would 
> be an RC4, since the time interval since RC3 has become much greater than 
> between RC1 and RC2, or RC2 and RC3.
> But now my question is how do I update the source code, what is the preferred 
> way.  I can download either the source sets or sourcecd iso, but the question 
> is how to update the source directories.  
> There is the obvious
> rm -R /usr/src/*
> rm -R /usr/xsrc/*
> and then unpack the new source, but is that the preferred way, or is there 
> something more efficient, more elegant, possibly using cvs?

You should be able to just do:
cd /usr/src
cvs update -dPA -r netbsd-5
cd /usr/xsrc
cvs update -dPA -r netbsd-5

as the source sets contains the administrative CVS files pointing to
If this doens't work, just use
'cvs -d ...'
instead of 'cvs ...'

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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