Subject: RE: Alright, damnit, this is getting annoying.
To: 'NetBSD/VAX list' <port-vax@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Gunnar Helliesen <>
List: port-vax
Date: 06/12/1997 08:50:58
I'd have to disagree with you Dave. I'm running 1.2 release on my uVAXII
and it has been very stable:

vaxine:~> uptime
 8:42AM  up 83 days, 11:23, 1 user, load averages: 0.46, 0.29, 0.24

I'm using a kernel that I built from the 1.2 sources.

I didn't try to install 1.2 from the TK50 tapes though, I already had
the system up with 1.1 so I just ftp'ed the .tar files over.

If I were installing a new system today I guess I'd try to use the 1.1
boot tapes to install a 1.2 system.

Apart from that I agree, we seriously need a new snapshot (with working
boot/install tapes this time). The snapshot should include the source so
that we have a frozen set of both binaries and source that we know work
(just like they're going to do with the next i386 snapshot).


Gunnar Helliesen   | Bergen IT Consult AS  | NetBSD/VAX on a uVAX II
Systems Consultant | Bergen, Norway        | '86 Jaguar Sovereign 4.2   | | '73 Mercedes 280 (240D)

>-----Original Message-----
>From:	Dave McGuire []
>Sent:	Thursday, June 12, 1997 3:23 AM
>To:	Jason Thorpe
>Cc:	Boris Gjenero;
>Subject:	Re: Alright, damnit, this is getting annoying. 
>> NetBSD 1.1 is ancient history now.  1.2 is beginning to show its age.
>> Folks really need to make an effort to track current... that is the
>> only way the system is going to improve at a faster pace.
>  It might be ancient history, but it's the most stable on the VAX at
>this point.  I'm sure that'll change soon, but until then...