Subject: Re: Differences in the NetBSD source, ftp and CVS
To: Bharani Chadalavada <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/04/2001 12:54:53
On Sat, Feb 03, 2001 at 02:55:44PM -0800, Bharani Chadalavada wrote:
> Hi,
> I downloaded the NetBSD-1-5-RELEASE sources both from ftp and CVS. And
> I happen to notice some differences in the sys sources. I am attaching
> the output from the recursive diff that I did.
> /tmp/netbsd15 is the ftp downloaded, untarred, unzipped sources.
> /tmp/cvscheckout is the cvs checkout version. Particularly there are lot
> of empty directories in the checkout version and two files if_gre.c and
> if_gif.c have changed.
> What is supposed to be the correct version? Or is it the case that both
> are OK? Someone who is knowledgeable, please explain.

Looks like you didn't add the "-d" switch to the cvs command, which would
have deleted empty (no longer used) directories. At least the amiga "problems"
listed look like that.

Do a 

cd /tmp/netbsd15/cvs_checkout/src/sys; cvs -q update -Pdrnetbsd-1-5-RELEASE

and compare anew.