Subject: Re: upgrading 1.3.3 -> -current
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Kevin <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 03/24/1999 19:09:38
At 06:42 PM 3/24/99 , David Brownlee wrote:
>On Wed, 24 Mar 1999, Kevin wrote:
>> I have the current source sup'd as of yesterday, but many attempts at
>> building it have failed.  Probably because I'm not building the tools in
>> the right order, or some other crap.  Sorry I've been at this for fare to
>> many hours.  Is there a sure-fire set of instructions for upgrading from
>> 1.3.3 -> current via source compile?  If there is, my many web and dejanews
>> searches have not found them.  
>	Nope - its find the tools that break and reinstall.
>	You _really_ want to go with the snapshot :)

Damn.  I was afraid of.  That's a +60meg download I've been hoping was not
necessary.  I guess it is.  

>> I have read in other posts that it is easier to get a current snapshot then
>> sup and compile the latest current from there.  On there is
>> a binary snapshot for current that is dated back in October.  Is there a
>> more recent version available on another site?
>> Is /usr/src/gnu required for a basic system?  My /usr/src filesystem is
>> kinda on the small side,(171megs) and i don't think I'll have the room to
>> do a full make build with the gnu sources thrown in there also.  
>	Its pretty much all required :/

Time to backup and repartition then.  Might as well do it all at the same
time.  I have to reinstall the base anyway.

Thanks for the help.

Kevin                      DOTFP

Trust the computer industry to shorten "Year 2000" to Y2K.
It was this kind of thinking that caused the problem in the first place.