Subject: Re: Returned mail: see transcript for details
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Shannon Hendrix <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 06/26/2001 21:30:04
On Tue, Jun 26, 2001 at 09:28:28PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 25, 2001 at 07:22:21PM -0400, Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> > That's not how I thought it worked, and seems counter-intuitive, but it
> > will do. It seems like there should be a branch for necessary changes to
> > a release, like bug fixes for example.
> There *is* a branch, and what't you're getting with the release-1-5 sup
> release is this branch.

OK.  So you are saying that kernel 1.5.1 beta2 is a normal part of
this release branch?

I had the 1.5 kernel, and after running sup this is the kernel that
I ended up with:

NetBSD escape 1.5.1_BETA2 NetBSD 1.5.1_BETA2 (ESCAPE) #1: Fri May 25 14:37:01
EDT 2001     root@escape:/usr/src/sys/arch/sparc/compile/ESCAPE sparc

> releases are static (a CVS tag in the CVS repository).  Bug  fixes gets into
> the release branch (a CVS branch in the CVS repository).

For /usr/src/usr.sbin and the others it seems to be fine. I saw the
dhcpd fixes I needed, for example, but nothing marked beta.

But for the kernel, I ended up with 1.5.1 beta2, and that doesn't sound
like a bug fix to the release branch.

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