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Re: Tracking NetBSD-current without burning bridges on release/stable version?
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On Nov 15, 2010, at 10:10 PM, Thomas Mueller wrote:
How can one who already has a stable/release version of NetBSD
installed track NetBSD-current without destroying the stable/release
Using a separate disk, this would be a trivial question, but my
question is if it is possible to do this on a single hard disk.
NetBSD disklabel is one for the entire disk as opposed to the NetBSD
slice, and I believe (installboot) bootxx image has to be on
Different kernel in a different file? With a different root hard-coded
Two items of interest in NetBSD 6.0-current are improved ext2fs
access, and genfb replacing possibly buggy (as in PR 41214) vesafb.
That's kernel stuff, with the right compat options a -current kernel
should run most or all of an older userland ( I forgot where the
threading code changed, I /think/ it was from 4.0 to 5.0, that's where
backwards compatibility breaks, for threaded binaries only though.
Then there's the more recent switch to 64bit time_t but that wouldn't
bite you if you're running amd64 )
Either way, if you just want to check out some kernel driver
improvements just build a -current kernel with COMPAT_50 or whatever
matches your userland and run it.
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