Subject: Re: upgrading 1.3.3 -> -current
To: None <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ross Harvey <email@example.com>
Date: 03/24/1999 18:01:48
: From: Kevin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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.
Right, there are lots of dependencies, sometimes even wierd recursive
or circular ones. We deal with these on an ad-hoc basis as they come
up, but if you try a giant leap forward, like 1.3.3->current, you
get all the problems at once plus some we never saw because you are
seeing the transitive closure of all the deltas.
Remember: 1.3.3 was a "dot" or "patch" release, so its distance from -current
is, for the most part, dated from the branch for the FIRST of the 1.3
series. That's well over a year...
> >> 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 ftp.netbsd.org there is
> >> a binary snapshot for current that is dated back in October. Is there a
> >> more recent version available on another site?
There is a new snapshot that was on standby because I hadn't yet built X.
I will put it on the ftp site tonight with or without X...
> >> 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.
Of course, if you download the snapshot you can pick and choose among the