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Re: 5.1 release?

from "Manuel Bouyer" <>:

> 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
> anoncvs.
> If this doens't work, just use
> 'cvs -d ...'
> instead of 'cvs ...'

But can I be sure this would update my source trees, /usr/src and /usr/xsrc, 
now at NetBSD 5.1 RC3 to RC4, after RC4 is released, or to 5.1 RELEASE, when 
that is released?  As far as I know, -current is a separate branch, work in 
progress on what will be NetBSD 6.0.  I think there is also still a 5.0 branch 
which would be patches to 5.0.2?

I've been updating NetBSD base by downloading the iso, burning the CD, booting 
the CD and choosing update.  But this doesn't do the source.


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