"Thomas Mueller" <mueller6724%bellsouth.net@localhost> writes: > From "Greg Troxel" <gdt%ir.bbn.com@localhost>: > >> Yes, I meant get all of src and xsrc via cvs, and rebuild everything. > > > You say "overlay the binaries". Does that mean just copy over? > >> It means put a new kernel and userland binaries in place. This is >> slightly tricky, which is why I put it a script and commented it. > >> > There >> > might be some files whose name will have changed, and some that are >> > being dropped. > >> Read the scripts I pointed you to :-) Not everything is handled, but it >> works well enough for most uses. > >> > You say tracking netbsd-5 is perfectly ok, does that mean it's safer >> > than tracking netbsd-current? One feature that might attract me to >> > netbsd-current is improved support of Linux ext2fs. I suppose I could >> > download and install netbsd-current to a USB stick, but don't want to >> > keep updating on USB stick: too slow on my system. But I'd see if it >> > can read my Linux ext2fs partitions. > >> Yes, it's much safer than current. > > You mentioned sysutils/etcmanage, are those the scripts you refer to? > > I checked the description, which says this packages updates /etc but says > nothing about the whole userland. > > I guess I need to download the package and see what's in it? exactly - it's small, just read it all. And feel free to send a DESCR fix :-) > How much disk space does it take to rebuild the whole system? When I > get that new computer I've been planning on, I'll have much more disk > space as well as much more RAM. a few GB, maybe 5 - not really sure, but not 20 and not 2.
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