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Date:      Wed, 31 Mar 1999 10:23:00 -0500 (EST)
From:      BEAUPRE Antoine <beaupran@JSP.UMontreal.CA>
To:        Matt White <mwhite@donet.com>
Cc:        freebsd-stable@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   RE: cvsup frequency?
Message-ID:  <Pine.SGI.3.96.990331102133.11167D-100000@spi11.jsp.umontreal.ca>
In-Reply-To: <000201be7b78$2249b3a0$0402030a@yiff.bunnynet.org>

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yes... That's one thing I was asking myself, as I do regular cvsup without
making the world each time, as it would imply shutting down the box...

Do several buildworlds diminish the time of the next ones if we keep the
/usr/obj dir?

On Wed, 31 Mar 1999, Matt White wrote:

> Hello;
> 
> To add my two cents, I don't cvsup until right before I build the world.
> 
> Why?
> 
> Well, I've been burned by this before. I used to cvsup on a regular basis -
> every week or so. However, I don't build the world that often, say once a
> month.
> 
> I had a big problem - my source was out of sync with the binaries, and in
> particular, my kernel source was out of sync for the kernel I was running.
> This became a big problem when my NIC died.
> 
> I popped in another NIC I had laying around, and went to build a new kernel
> with support for it.  So far, so good.  But then on a reboot everything fell
> apart - top, who and numerous other utils wouldn't work. Why?  The kernel
> format had changed just a slight amount, and it broke stuff.
> 
> At this point I was stuck trying to cvsup and build the world again just to
> get the NIC working... what was suppose to be a quick and simple repair
> become a full evening worth of work.
> 
> To prevent this again I cvsup and then immediately turn around and build the
> world. My life has been much easier ever since. =)
> 
> My two cents.
> 
> Matt
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-stable@FreeBSD.ORG
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-stable@FreeBSD.ORG]On Behalf Of Deborah Hooker
> Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 1999 5:07 PM
> To: freebsd-stable@freebsd.org
> Subject: cvsup frequency?
> 
> 
> 
> I'm running 3.1-STABLE on a box that I depend on, but that isn't
> mission critical (seems like a good description of a box that should
> be running -STABLE, from what I've seen).  How often does it make
> sense to cvsup/make world?  (Not counting when I see particular fixes
> that I want to incorporate.)  I'm thinking about just on a regular
> basis sort of tracking of stable, here.
> 
> Suggestions?
> 
> 				-Deb
> 
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