Subject: Re: trouble installing NetBSD 2.0 on NEC MobilePro 780
To: Andy Ruhl <>
From: Andrew L. Gould <>
List: port-hpcmips
Date: 01/09/2005 08:59:18
On Sunday 09 January 2005 08:44 am, Andy Ruhl wrote:
> On Sun, 9 Jan 2005 08:26:52 -0600, Andrew L. Gould 
<> wrote:
> > A newbie question:
> >
> >  I have NetBSD 2.0 Release for x86 running on a PC for
> > cross-compiling. How do I apply the patch? (Another task I've never
> > done.)
> There is a patch command. If you read the security notices from the
> main site, there is info on how to use it. Also man
> patch
> If you have your (correct) sources in place, you just run:
> patch < patch_file
> But you don't want to patch a 2.0 release system with a patch
> intended for current. Unless you go into the file in each branch and
> find out they are the same, and all the dependencies that the patch
> changes/doesn't change are the same. Generally you want to be on the
> same source level.
> I'm thinking about running current on my Mobilepro but I haven't
> researched it yet.

Since current is always evolving, how do I know what the correct source 
level is?  Does anyone know if the patch has already been committed to 


Andrew Gould