Subject: Re: config bug in 1.3.2?
To: None <>
From: Michael G. Schabert <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/10/1999 19:40:46
>I currently use NetBSD 1.3.2 (from a CD bought in Germany) on a netbooted
>Multia. I want to compile a custom kernel, but have a problem with the config
>program. I changed to /usr/src/sys/arch/alpha/conf, copied GENERIC to MULTIA
>and edited the latter file to my needs, and then typed
># config MULTIA.
>/dev/null:1: cannot open ../../../../conf/files: no such file or directory
>The same message happens if I try to run config on GENERIC or any of the
>example files. Is "config" broken in 1.3.2?

Did you transfer all of the required sources from the CD?

>Which leads to my next question: If I install the sources from my 1.3.2
>CD, can
>I upgrade to the most current release via CVSup without having to download too
>much files? Can you provide a pointer to a step-by-step guide for this,
>and how
>much disk space will it take?

It'll probably download just about everything new...I wouldn't think much
has stayed static between then & now. I'd suggest downloading the source
tarballs & downloading the binary tarballs & installing everything that way
if you wish to upgrade to -current. I'm currently in the middle of a make
build after making a new kernel...

prez# cd /usr
prez# du -sk src
338365  src

Not quite small ;-)

Hope this helps,
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