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Re: 5.1 release?

"Thomas Mueller" <> writes:

> From "Greg Troxel" <>:
>> 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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