Subject: Snapshot code and status
To: None <>
From: sgimips NetBSD list <>
List: port-sgimips
Date: 05/03/2002 13:00:49
All, et al, and then some,

Quite a number of people have requested diffs of my source tree
against the cvs repository.  I've put them up at the following
location on


The files to look for are:

ttypi:--ROOT--@smedley (8411): /bin/ls -l cvs*
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel    605 May  3 11:26 cvs-20020503.README
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel   7549 May  3 11:01 cvs-20020503.diffs.gz
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel   4411 May  3 11:27 cvs-20020503.diffs.txt
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  18267 May  3 11:03 cvs-20020503.newfiles.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel   2429 May  3 11:14 cvs-20020503.newfiles.txt

The README file reads:

	A number of folks have requested a copy of the modifications I run
	locally to generate binary snapshots and bootable CDs for the
	NetBSD/sgimips platform.

	The mods are provided in the following files:

        	This file describes the changes made in cvs-20020503.diffs.
        	This is the output from a "cvs diff" against my source tree
        	as of May 3, 2002.

        	This file describes new files I have added to my source tree.
        	The new files are in cvs-20020503.newfiles.tar.gz
        	This is a gzipped tarball of the new files.

My source tree has proven to me to generate, in my opinion, "release quality"
packages and installation.  The NetBSD/sgimips bug list is almost down to
zero, with basically only L2 cache and O2 support to be pursued.

I'm currently performing one last snapshot build on my sources.  This snapshot
will be as of May 3, 2002 and will include the mods checked in by Rafal 
yesterday for automatic L2 cache disabling (no more GENERIC-L2 necessary--
all-in-one GENERIC kernel now built) as well as other changes for clocks
and stuff.

This new snapshot should be completed sometime this weekend as snapshot-20020503.

Additionally, the package builds for sgimips are progressing.  In
are the first-run packages.  These were all built manually, and any packages
that were built for X were linked against XFree86 4.2.0 binaries.  The X11
dependant packages aren't all built there.  I decided to rebuild packages
against the CVS xsrc tree (XFree86 3.3.6) as a reference.  These build are
now in progress, and are being stored in
These packages are being built using the "bulk" mechanism of packages and will
provide a reference for when I go back to the XFree86 4.2.0 source to clean
it up a bit for the NetBSD/sgimips port.  I will possibly look into getting a
(albeit not very useful) X server built.  

Nonetheless, the 20020503 snapshot will have the X11 binaries included for

Share and enjoy,