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Re: Is it a must to keep kernel up-to-date for -current pkgsrc user?

Mayuresh <> writes:

> This document suggests if the -current code uses new system calls
> supported only by newer kernel there could be a problem. So better to
> update the kernel in such cases.
> I like to keep -current relatively more frequently up-to-date than the
> kernel. So it's not obvious when to update the kernel.

The simple answer is, "Don't do that."

> Is there anything in pkgsrc that will warn of need of a kernel upgrade, in
> case the changes use a new system call?
> Also, once you are using pkgsrc -current and take care of above issue with
> kernel update, an "upgrade" (i.e. downloading an iso running sysinstall
> etc) is never required. Is it?

Think pkgsrc is unrelated to NetBSD: updating kernel or base system is
no pkgsrc business. (Yet?..)


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