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version 1.145, 2006/01/31 22:54:22 version 1.203, 2009/11/02 01:09:21
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 Recent changes:  Recent changes:
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
   
 20060131:  20091101:
         the protocol between the sparc64 bootloader (ofwboot) and          After updating, it may be make the 'cleandir' target in
         the kernel was changed. Before installing a new kernel,          src/tools/yacc/ and in src/usr.bin/yacc/ before a 'build.sh
         you need to update ofwboot. After a full build, just copy          -u tools' or 'build.sh -u distribution'.
         /usr/mdec/ofwboot to /, or do a rebuild of  
         src/sys/arch/sparc/stand/ofwboot and install the result to /.  20091001:
           An error will create a ./usr/X11R7/lib/X11/xkb/compiled/xkb
 20050917:          symlink, failing the build.  Delete the link, and the subdir
         arch/*/conf/std.* was changed to include conf/std, which          it is in, and retry your build.
         contains MI options previously enabled by default.  
         If you have kernel config files which doesn't include  20090718:
         arch/*/conf/std.*, you need to edit them to include conf/std          libc build changed so that strchr() provides the extra entry
         to get the previous configuration.          point for index(). Update build of libc.a (and libc_pic.a)
           may fail because the archive contains the unwanted index.o.
 20050830:          (Similarly for strrchr() and rindex().)
         named.conf was moved from /etc/namedb to /etc.  
         postinstall(8) migrates this during interactive use.  20090709:
         Users of MKUPDATE=yes will need to manually rectify          Native Xorg was upgraded again.  Builds will probably fail again
         this in their DESTDIR.          without a clean objdir, at least for src/external/mit/xorg.
   
 20050825:  20090616:
         Some data structures in sys/device.h, related to interface          Native Xorg was upgraded.  Builds will need a clean objdir for
         attributes and locator names, were changed. config(1) was          src/external/mit/xorg.  Upgrading a system from sets will not
         modified to emit the new data structures.          work properly yet as the /usr/X11R7/lib/X11/xkb/symbols/pc
         Thus usr.bin/config must be updated (and run on the kernel          subdirectory has been changed into a file, and this needs to
         configuration file) before a new kernel can be built.          be manually "rm -r"'ed before installing xbase.tgz.
   
 20050531:  20090501:
         genassym.sh(8) was moved to genassym(1). You need to either build          Several new functions were added to string.h/libc, and this
         tools first or install the version of genassym from /usr/bin before          can cause autoconf problems during the tool build for people
         you can build a kernel again.          who fail to clean out their tools objects properly. If you
           note messages about stpcpy, stpncpy or strnlen accompanying a
 20050520:          failure during the tool build, clean out all your tools
         Because a kernfs bug which xentools relies on was fixed,          objects and start again.
         xentools up to xentools20-2.0.3nb4 won't work with new kernel.  
   20090325:
 20050417:          The i386 port was switched to i486 default toolchain.  This requires
         postinstall(8) was moved from /etc to /usr/sbin and made part          cleaning your src/tools directory and $TOOLDIR and rebuilding them.
         of the "base" set, to make it easier to invoke after an  
         upgrade.  20090126:
           The __posix_fadvise50 system call changed assembly stub type. You need to
 20050325:          'rm -f __posix_fadvise50.*' in the libc build directory to avoid using
         pcppi(4) was separated in two devices, adding attimer(4).  Be sure          the old assembly stub.
         to add a config line for an attimer(4) device in your kernel  
         configuration, or you won't be able to set the pitch of the beep  20090202:
         with wsconsctl.  Depending on the default value for the pitch, you          pkg_install now depends on the pkgdb cache for automatic conflict
         might even not hear any more beep.  Also, it is advised to attach both          detection.  It is recommented to rebuild the cache with
         devices the same way (i.e., both on isa or both on acpi) or the          ``pkg_admin rebuild''.
         pcppi(4) device may fail to find the attimer(4) one.  
   20090110:
 20050211:          time_t and dev_t have been bumped to 64 bit quantities. To upgrade:
         Fixes to tools/Makefile.gnuhost may cause UPDATE=1 builds in          1. Make sure your kernel has COMPAT_50 in it. Build and install.
         some of the cross tools to fail if they use configure. Some configure's             This is needed even in the MODULAR kernel because there is
         cache the environment passed in and notice the new environment is             conditionally compiled code in rtsock.c.
         different and abort. Doing a clean in tools/ should be enough to          2. make sure build.sh completes and the binaries in a chroot work
         make a build continue.             before installing.
           3. If you don't use build.sh and you build directly to root, and
 20050109:             your build breaks in the middle, don't despair. Make sure headers
         Since su is using pam by default now, make sure that you have             are installed properly, and start building libraries first libc
         /etc/pam.d populated (postinstall will do that automatically             and libutil, install them and then continue building all the
         for you). Otherwise su will fail open (i.e. will not require             libraries in src/lib and src/gnu/lib and install them. Once
         a password).             the new libraries are installed, you can restart the build.
           4. If you compile packages and you notice link time warnings,
 20041229:             rebuild the required packages to update their shared libraries.
         Make had a path resolution bug that manifested itself as not             Any package you rebuild will require rebuilding all the packages
         being able to install openpam.3. This bug has been fixed, but             that depend on it.
         you might need to rebuild make manually first to get through          5. Next time you run pwd_mkdb with the new binary, the file
         the build.             will be upgraded and it will not be backwards compatible.
           6. The utmpx/wtmpx files (/var/run/utmpx and /var/log/wtmpx, see
 20041201:             lastlogx(5)) have been versioned, and there is a heuristic
         Userland programs have been changed to use /dev/bpf instead of             for utmp. You are better off removing the old files after
         /dev/bpfX. You need to create that device by installing a new             upgrading.  The automated clearing of /var/run during
         MAKEDEV and running it, or mv /dev/bpf0 /dev/bpf && rm /dev/bpf[0-9]*             boot, and the automated rotating of files in /var/log by
              newsyslog(8), may mean that you do not have to remove the
 20041006:             files manually.
           7. The optional accounting file (/var/account/acct, see
         A bug was introduced into /bin/sh (var.c rev 1.35) which causes             accton(8)) has not been versioned, and will need to be
         variables to not export correctly to subshells in all cases. This             removed.  The automatic rotation of the accounting file by
         will cause builds to break if that version of /bin/sh is installed             /etc/daily limits the bad consequences of failure to remove
         on the system. The proper version of /bin/sh can be verified with:             the file.
           8. Application software that writes time_t to binary files on
         ident /bin/sh | grep var             disk will break or need attention. Most notably: if you are
              using PostgreSQL < 8.4, you need to dump your databases,
         Any /bin/sh w. version 1.35 will not work and needs to be updated             rebuild PostgreSQL with the new time_t, then restore.
         before attempting a build.  
   20081219:
 20041001:          config(1) has been updated, and one of the files it creates -
         The ipfilter kernel sources moved from sys/netinet to          swapnetbsd.o - has changed format.  You need to rebuild config
         dist/sys/ipf/netinet. Due to the move some Makefile          (done automatically by build.sh) and then you need to rerun
         dependencies are now dangling requiring a make cleandir          config on all kernel configuration files before rebuilding those
         before they work again (kdump, ktruss, rescue, ipf, and          kernels.
         ftp-proxy are the victims).  
   20081205:
 20040715:          If you build with MKX11=no, you should remove /etc/rc.d/xdm and
         The rc.d/sendmail script now uses a heuristic to determine          /etc/rc.d/xfs from DESTDIR because those files were moved to the xetc
         if sendmail should be started at boot time.  It checks the          set and will appear as extra files for MKX11=no update builds.
         contents of /etc/mailer.conf, /etc/mail/submit.cf, and the  
         owner and mode of the sendmail binary to see if any changes  20081122:
         to the mail infrastructure have been made.  If no changes          On i386, various kernel options(4) in GENERIC including
         are detected, it will start an SMTP listener.          file systems have been disabled and moved into kernel modules.
           Before trying a new GENERIC kernel, you have to prepare the
         Setting sendmail=NO in /etc/rc.conf will override this.          following files as well as a new GENERIC kernel:
   
         If you are only using sendmail by default and only for          - build and install kernel modules from src/sys/modules
         local delivery, it is important that you also update your  
         sendmail.cf so that the SMTP listener only listens on the          - install the latest bootloader, which will load a module
         loopback interface.            for the file system from which the kernel is loaded automatically
   
 20040715:          If you have to load your kernel from a file system which is not of
         The method by which athhal-elf.o gets pulled into i386          the same type as the root file system, you have to load the necessary
         kernel builds has been changed again.  The latest version          file system module manually on the boot prompt or in the boot.cfg file.
         of bsd.files.mk is no longer required.  
   20080827:
 20040621:          If you built and installed a libc from sources between
         Due to the recent rototill of tools/compat it's crucial one starts          2008/08/20 and 2008/08/26 you got a broken strtouq(3)
         from a clean objdir under tools/*.          which results in false errors reported by lint(1).
           Since this breaks the libc build itself, manual help is
         This is mostly due to generated files (yacc and lex sources) needing          needed -- lint must be disabled temporarily, e.g.:
         to be generated with new rules from bsd.hostprog.mk.            $ (cd lib/libc && make MKLINT=no dependall install)
   
         The safest course is to rm -rf all objects under tools before building.  20080813:
           MKDEBUG build was broken because the .depend files did not know
 20040516:          about .go files. You need to remove all .depend files and rebuild.
         The end-user modifiable X11 configuration has been moved  
         from /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/<dir> to /etc/X11/<dir>.  20080802:
         Ensure that src and xsrc is up to date, and run          A regression in binary compatibility for pthread_mutex_t has
         "make cleandir" in src/x11 before your next build.          been fixed. Unfortunately, the price is breaking compatibility
           for -current.
         postinstall currently doesn't migrate the files from  
         /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/* to /etc/X11/* although it does          Threaded programs (using libpthread) and C++ programs (using
         detect that this needs to occur, so you'll have to          libstdc++) compiled after 20070907 and before 20080802 need to
         manually move these files yourself.          be recompiled.
   
 20040426:          One way to find affected pkgsrc packages:
         Support for the original dynamic sysctl node structure has  
         been removed in favor of the newer layout.  This affects            $ grep REQUIRES=/usr/lib/libpthread /var/db/pkg/*/+BUILD_INFO
         consumers of the create and delete interface, as well as            $ grep REQUIRES=/usr/lib/libstdc++ /var/db/pkg/*/+BUILD_INFO
         the dynamic discovery mechanism.  This is believed only to  
         be the sysctl(8) binary itself, at this point in time, so  20080731:
         the only effect of this should be that a sysctl binary          WAPBL (metadata journaling support) has been added, but at this
         built from sources dated between 2003/12/04 and 2004/03/24          time isn't backwards compatible with pre-WAPBL aware kernels
         will not work on a kernel built from sources dated after          and userland (fsck_ffs in particular).  Please make sure you
         2004/04/25.  If you need a new sysctl binary but build.sh          don't use a journaled filesystem with an older kernel/userland,
         does not work, make sure that your revision of          especially an uncleanly mounted journaled filesystem.  WAPBL
         src/sys/sys/sysctl.h is 1.112 (or later), and then the          also requires the super block to be in the UFS2 format.  You
         do the following:          can use fsck_ffs -c 4 to update the superblock format.
   
         cd /usr/src (or wherever your source tree is)  20080721:
         make USETOOLS=no includes          Assembler warnings are now fatal if $WARNS>0 and $NOGCCERROR
         cd lib/libc          isn't defined.
         make USETOOLS=no dependall install  
         cd ../../sbin/sysctl  20080531:
         make USETOOLS=no dependall install          The ioctl number of DRVSUSPENDDEV command on /dev/drvctl changed
           from 125 (conflicted with DRVCTLCOMMAND) to 129. The drvctl(8)
         If you are using older sysctl binary, GNU autoconf would fail to          utility needs to be rebuilt and reinstalled as older binaries
         identify your machine architecture, and tries to build binary for          won't work correctly. The following sequence of commands:
         "unknown-unknown-netbsd20F" or something like that.  if that happens,  
         make sure to follow the above steps.            $ (cd sys/sys/ && nbmake-$arch includes)
             $ (cd sbin/drvctl/ && nbmake-$arch clean)
 20040425:            $ (cd sbin/drvctl/ && nbmake-$arch all)
         The ffs superblock issues listed below under 20040109 and 20030402  
         are now automatically addressed by the /etc/rc.d/fixsb script or by          leaves new drvctl utility in sbin/drvctl build directory.
         sysinst when it checks a a filesystem. The manual fsck_ffs -b16 -c4  
         invocation mentioned below will continue to work and is now  20080503:
         automated by those scripts.  Note that under certain circumstances,          The <bsd.lib.mk> variable MKPRIVATELIB was renamed to LIBISPRIVATE.
         affected filesystems upgraded to a -current kernel first before  
         upgrading their userland with the fixsb and fsck_ffs fixes may  20080521:
         encounter a 'freeing free inode' panic when writing to the affected          For a while, unprivileged UPDATE builds would fail to
         filesystem, so it is a good idea to repair the filesystem as soon as          succeed at the checkflist stage, complaining that
         possible.  For more details on the fixsb script, see pr install/25138.          ${DESTDIR}/stand/<arch>/ did not exist.  A fix for this
           problem was committed to share/mk/bsd.kmodule.mk, revision 1.9.
 20040418:          If you already hit this problem, update the .mk file,
         statfs(2) and friends have been replaced with statvfs(2). Before          remove ${DESTDIR}/stand/<arch>, and re-run the build.
         installing a newly build userland make sure that you are running  
         a newly built kernel with COMPAT_20 set. In addition your libc  20080303:
         build might not work (undefined SYS_statfs symbol) because make          Linker warnings are now fatal if $WARNS>0.
         clean does not know how to remove files it does not know about  
         anymore. Manually remove all generated .S sources and objects  20080126:
         from the libc build directory.          The posix_fadvise system call has been changed from an assembly
           stub, to a c file that calls an assembly stub. You need to
 20040326:          'rm -f posix_fadvise.* .depend' in the libc build directory to
         The method by which athhal-elf.o gets pulled into i386 kernel builds          avoid using the old assembly stub.
         has been changed. The file is now stored as a uuencoded file in CVS  
         and the generated Makefile will use the new .uue rules from bsd.file.mk  20071209:
         to build it.          The acpiec(4) driver has been split into two attachments. If you
           get ACPI errors before the attachment, please update your kernel
         This means you must have the latest bsd.files.mk installed when          configuration file appropriately or see GENERIC for more details.
         building a kernel without USETOOLS=yes.  
   20071115:
 20040318:          The it(4) driver has been renamed to itesio(4) and the old port
         A bug in the cgd(4) blowfish code was corrected, without          argument specified in the kernel configuration file is not valid
         provision of backwards compatibility, after several public          anymore. The itesio(4) driver now uses the Super I/O address port
         notices over several months. Users of cgd with blowfish cipher          rather than the EC address port. Please update your kernel
         ONLY must dump their data before updating their kernels, and          configuration file appropriately or see GENERIC for more details.
         recreate cgd's and restore data using the new kernel. See  
         (recent message to current-users, URL when mail-index has updated)  20071028:
           The pccons(4) driver has been removed from the NetBSD/shark port.
 20040313:          You need to update any custom kernel configuration file you have
         On acorn32, the opms and qms drivers have been withdrawn, and          to remove any references to pccons (which includes removing the
         the old wsqms driver is now called qms.  Kernel config files          now useless XSERVER option) and replace them with the correct
         will need updating.  See the ones in sys/arch/acorn32/conf          entries for the wscons driver.  See the GENERIC configuration file
         for examples.          for more details.
   
 20040125:  20070913:
         On acorn32, the beep and sysbeep devices are no longer          A latent bug in dhclient/dhcpd that caused it to be unable to
         needed, and will need to be deleted from kernel configuration          enumerate interfaces was fixed.  The bug began to cause
         files.          problems after 20070911 when the kernel's SIOCGIFCONF
           implementation was repaired.  From 20070529 to 20070911 racoon
 20040109:          could not enumerate interfaces.  (These are noted because
         Compatibility for old ffs superblock layouts has been          normal kernel/userspace version matching hygiene is not
         added, and the restrictive fsck checks have been reenabled          sufficient to avoid this problem.)  Ensure that both kernel
         when using those layouts.  If you have been using -current          and userland are from after 20070913.
         since 20030402, you may find that fsck again signals fatal  
         superblock mismatches.  To repair, make sure you have  20070703:
         an updated fsck_ffs and then you can use fsck_ffs -b 16 -c 4          nbinstall has been renamed ${MACHINE_GNU_ARCH}-install. It
         to complete the filesystem upgrade.  A message has          calls the target-specific strip program, and the logic to pass
         been added to the kernel which should detect this problem.          down STRIP from make has been removed.  This requires a
         See the following discussion for more information:          re-installation of tools.
         http://mail-index.NetBSD.org/current-users/2004/01/11/0022.html  
   20070422:
 20031203:          The way OS emulations lookup filenames inside the emulation root
         New binutils builds may fail due to old dependencies.          has been changed.  Rather than modify the pathname (and copy back
         It's necessary to "make cleandir" to ensure that          to userspace) namei() and lookup() directly check the emulation
         the dependencies will be rebuilt correctly.          root. One side effect is that absolute symlinks inside the emulated
           root file system will be relative to that file system - unless they
 20031111:          start /../ this is useful when the emulated root is a real install
         A newer mkdep is needed.  Error noting that is          that has such links.
                 cc: Ambiguous abbreviation --          This might affect symlinks that have been added to reference outside
           the emulated root.
 20031008:  
         /usr/include/sys/disklabel_mbr.h was removed.  20070412:
         It's necessary to "make cleandir" to ensure that          The pckbc driver on sgimips IP32 has been removed. Use macekbc
         the dependencies will be rebuilt correctly.          instead. See the GENERIC32_IP3x kernel configuration for an
           example.
 20031007:  
         A sign exension bug was fixed which set all the high bits  20070319:
         of our newly expanded ffs fs_flags.  This should only          src/lib/libc/Makefile revision 1.129 broke libc and ld.elf_so
         affect users who installed or upgraded in September of 2003.          on many platforms due to incorrect flags settings.  If you
         A small utility program was posted to tech-kern which          updated and built after about 20070315, do "nbmake-$arch
         should fix this problem, and a warning message was added          cleandir" in src/lib/libc and src/libexec/ld.elf_so to force a
         to the kernel which should discover and warn about it.  See          rebuild of object files that might have been built
         http://mail-index.NetBSD.org/tech-kern/2003/10/07/0005.html          incorrectly, and ensure that you have at least
           src/lib/libc/Makefile 1.130.
 20030906:  
         With the addition of siginfo support the old signal trampoline  20070210:
         code has been deprecated to COMPAT_16. Make sure that your running          src/sys/sys/{sa.h,savar.h} were removed.
         kernel has COMPAT_16 enabled before building userland.            find ${OBJDIR} \( -name .depend -o -name '*.d' \) -print \
                 | xargs egrep -l '/sa.h|/savar.h' | xargs rm
 20030801:          will allow dependencies on those files to get get rebuilt
         With the new openssl, there is some header and library shuffling.  
         rm -f /usr/include/des.h /usr/include/kerberosIV/* /lib/libdes* \  20070209:
         /usr/lib/libdes* before building.          The threading model was changed when the newlock2 branch
           was merged to NetBSD-current.  If you boot with a new
 20030703:          kernel (version 4.99.10), then you also need a new pthread
         Texinfo was updated to 4.6.  To avoid failures when trying to          library (/usr/lib/libpthread.so.0.7).  If you boot with
         build the included texinfo files, do:          an old kernel, then you need the old pthread library
           (/usr/lib/libpthread.so.0.6).  Provided you keep the kernel and
         cd src/gnu/usr.bin/texinfo          the pthread library in sync, old threaded applications should
         make MKINFO=no dependall install          continue to work with an old or new kernel.  Note that named(8)
           is the only threaded application in the base system.
 20030630:  
         Groff was updated to 1.19; it's probably necessary to do  20061214:
                 cd share/mk && make install          Following the move of string_to_flags() and flags_to_string()
                 cd src/gnu/usr.bin/groff          from the bin/ls/ sources to libutil, users doing UPDATE builds
                 make MKMAN=no dependall install          will need to do a "make cleandir" in
         (untested).                  tools/mtree/, tools/makefs/, tools/binstall/, tools/pax/,
                   bin/pax/, bin/ls/, usr.sbin/mtree/, usr.sbin/makefs/,
 20030516:                  usr.bin/xinstall/, libexec/ftpd/, rescue/, as well
         Due to bugs in the export handling code, invalid export lines                  as the installation images in distrib/
         were accepted before and caused the kernel to panic when          in order to excise stale references to the old stat_flags.h header
         mountd got restarted because it freed memory that had already          file in the ls sources -- stat_flags.h has been removed.
         been freed. This has been fixed and the kernel checks  
         export addresses very strictly. If you upgrade your kernel,  20061108:
         make sure you also upgrade mountd, because if your export          The configure script used in the src/tools/gcc compiler has been
         file contains lines with an old inet4 address syntax (i.e.          changed to indicate that our libc has ssp support built-in and
         a.b.c or a.b or a), they will get rejected by the new kernel.          does not depend on -lssp and -lssp-nonshared. You'll need to
           make clean in src/tools/gcc first to rebuild the compiler.
 20030402:  
         The superblock layout for FFS was changed.  If you have 1.6  20061009:
         fsck binaries, they will signal a fatal superblock mismatch          The sysctl variables net.inet{,6}.tcp{,6}.newreno are no longer
         with the first alternate, because they compare too many          available. Use net.inet{,6}.tcp{,6}.congctl.selected instead.
         fields (even ones that aren't useful).  If possible, upgrade  
         your fsck_ffs binary before using a new kernel.  20060814:
         None of this signals actual filesystem damage.          The vt, vidcconsole, kbd, and rpckbd drivers on acorn32 have been
           withdrawn.  Use vidcvideo and pckbd instead.  See the GENERIC
 20030324:          kernel configuration for an example.  X servers from the last
         sendmail version 8.12.8 was imported.  Since sendmail is          few years should cope.
         now setgid to the smmsp group, and runs in "collection"  
         mode for most common activities, there is a new config  20060703:
         file called submit.cf that needs to live in /etc/mail.          MPACPI is no more. We always configure PCI interrupts using ACPI
         The generic submit.cf sample in /usr/share/sendmail/cf          if we have an ACPI kernel. The option MPACPI_SCANPCI has been renamed
         is named netbsd-msp.cf.  Upgrading your regular sendmail          to ACPI_SCANPCI. Thanks to work from fvdl.
         configuration file is also strongly advised.  
   20060627:
         See the section named "MESSAGE SUBMISSION PROGRAM" in          socket(2) has changed, and its system call has been versioned.
         the updated /usr/share/sendmail/README file for more          For userlands with the old version of socket(2), make sure that
         information.          your kernel has 'options COMPAT_30' set, or else 'bad system call'
           errors will result.
 20030117:  
         Texinfo was updated to 4.3.  To avoid failures when trying to  
         build the included texinfo files, do:  
   
         cd src/gnu/usr.bin/texinfo  
         make MKINFO=no dependall install  
   
 20021223:  
         The METALOG format changed slightly, to remove the leading  
         "${DESTDIR}" from path names.  
         This only affects people building with UNPRIVED.  
         For complete safety, remove the DESTDIR entirely and  
         update tools/mtree, before running make build.  
   
 20021219:  
         CVS repository layout was changed.  See the following for details  
         if you are using (anonymous) cvs to update your tree.  
   
         http://mail-index.NetBSD.org/netbsd-announce/2002/12/19/0000.html  
   
 20021219:  
         install(1) had a '-N dbdir' option added, to specify an  
         alternate location to look up users & groups (instead  
         of the host system passwd(5) and group(5) databases).  
   
         The build system was modified to take advantage of  
         this option (using ${NETBSDSRCDIR}/etc), so if you  
         use USETOOLS==no, you may have to rebuild and  
         reinstall usr.bin/xinstall first.  
   
 20021130:  
         fparseln(3) moved from libutil to libc.  
         If building to DESTDIR=/, reinstall the includes  
         and rebuild libc:  
                 make includes  
                 make do-lib-libc  
         If using build.sh, "cd tools/compat && make clean"  
         before rebuilding the tools.  
   
 20021126:  
         The mk.conf(5) variable SYS_INCLUDE has been deprecated,  
         including the optional "SYS_INCLUDE=symlinks" support.  
         All header files, including <sys/*.h> are copied into  
         /usr/include.  
   
 20021121:  
         The C run-time support files crtbegin.o and crtend.o  
         (and their companions crtbeginS.o and crtendS.o) were  
         split up, with new crti.o and crtn.o files resulting.  
         This means that libtool needs to be rebuilt once the  
         new libraries are installed.  The process of rebuilding  
         libtool will cause it to automatically notice the new  
         required files, but it *must* be rebuilt in order to  
         do this.  
   
         An out-of-date libtool will result in shared libraries  
         which lack _init() and _fini() routines, which means that  
         their global contructors/destructors will not be invoked.  
   
 20021121:  
         A bug related to how ARM ELF objects were tagged has been  
         corrected.  
   
         NetBSD ARM ELF uses the soft-VFP floating point model by  
         default.  However, the assembler lacked support for marking  
         objects as using the VFP floating point format, and the  
         compiler was not properly passing the flag indicating "soft-VFP"  
         to the assembler.  
   
         Unfortunately, this means that the linker will now consider  
         old (i.e. not marked "softvfp") NetBSD ARM ELF objects to be  
         incompatible with new (properly marked) objects.  
   
         The problem will only manifest itself if you attempt to compile  
         a new program using the fixed toolchain, and link that program  
         against old libraries which do not have the proper "softvfp"  
         markings.  ALL OF YOUR EXISTING BINARIES AND SHARED LIBRARIES  
         WILL CONTINUE TO WORK PROPERLY.  
   
         The only work-around for the problem is to recompile all of  
         the libraries on the system.  The easiest way to do this for  
         system libraries is to install a binary snapshot; they are  
         generally available on releng.NetBSD.org.  Any packages you  
         have installed which supply libraries will have to be recompiled  
         if you wish to link new programs against those libraries.  
   
         If you have questions about this matter, please contact  
         port-arm@NetBSD.org.  
   
 20021011:  
         Systrace has been improved to support privilege elevation.  
         Updating the kernel requires the userland part of systrace  
         to be rebuilt.  
   
 20021010:  
         The config(8) grammar was changed to allow options to register  
         dependencies on attributes, as well as other options.  Users  
         must update and reinstall usr.sbin/config before building a new  
         kernel.  
   
 20021009:  
         A new attribute dependency syntax was introduced to config(8),  
         which is now used by the SCSI configuration description.  Users  
         must update and reinstall usr.sbin/config before building a new  
         kernel.  
   
 20021003:  
         Several changes have been made to the autoconfiguration  
         framework.  Users must update and reinstall usr.sbin/config  
         before building a new kernel.  
   
 20021001:  
         The i386mp branch has been merged.  To compile a kernel, users  
         will need to add the option 'cpu* at mainbus?' to their configuration  
         file.  Multiprocessor kernels will need  
         ioapic*         at mainbus? apid ?  
         options         MULTIPROCESSOR  
         options         COM_MPLOCK  
   
 20020922:  
         MKDYNAMICROOT=yes enabled by default, which means that  
         certain shared libraries are installed into /lib, the shared  
         linker is installed into /libexec, and all programs in /bin  
         and /sbin are dynamically linked.  
         If you do not use "make build", you should ensure that  
         you have the libraries and shared linker in the new locations,  
         with:  
                 make do-lib-csu do-lib-libc do-lib do-gnu-lib do-ld.elf_so  
   
 20020917:  
         USE_NEW_TOOLCHAIN has been replaced with:  
             -   TOOLCHAIN_MISSING -- set to "yes" on platforms for which  
                 there is no working in-tree toolchain (hppa, ns32k, sh5,  
                 x86_64).  
             -   EXTERNAL_TOOLCHAIN -- if defined by the user, points to the  
                 root of an external toolchain (e.g. /usr/local/gnu).  This  
                 enables the cross-build framework even for TOOLCHAIN_MISSING  
                 platforms.  
   
 20020906:  
         gehenna-devsw has been merged into the trunk. Need to update and  
         reinstall usr.sbin/config before building the kernel.  
   
 20020822:  
         Crunched rescue tools (contents of /bin and /sbin, plus others)  
         are now provided in /rescue.  
   
         To ensure that these are built statically linked (no matter  
         what the setting of LDSTATIC is), use a crunchgen(1) built  
         from sources newer than 20020820 (see the next entry).  
   
 20020820:  
         crunchgen(1) changed to ensure that the generated program  
         is statically linked.  
   
         Solution: update and reinstall usr.bin/crunch  
   
 20020605:  
         smmsp user/group has been added for sendmail.  
   
         Add the following into /etc/group:  
   
         smmsp:*:17:  
   
         and the following to /etc/master.passwd (via vipw):  
   
         smmsp:*:17:17::0:0:Sendmail Message Submission Program:/nonexistent:/sbin/nologin  
   
 20020515:  
         sshd user/group has been added.  Need to hand add this in, or sshd  
         will not let you log in (with default, or UsePrivlegeSeparation=yes)  
   
         Add the following into /etc/group:  
   
         sshd:*:16:  
   
         and the following to /etc/master.passwd (via vipw):  
   
         sshd:*:16:16::0:0:& pseudo-user:/var/chroot/sshd:/sbin/nologin  
   
         Also /var/chroot/sshd directory needs to be present (digged as part of  
         the build process).  
   
 20020426:  
         NBUILDJOBS obsoleted in favor of just using -j.  
   
 20020426:  
         etc/postinstall added, which performs various checks for  
         configuration file updates and changes, and can fix most of  
         the problems identified.  
         This should make it much easier to upgrade a system's  
         configuration from earlier systems (as far back as NetBSD 1.5).  
   
 20020320:  
         <bsd.lib.mk> needs a new install(1) for its "-a cmd" support.  
         Build and install at usr.bin/xinstall before the build.  
   
 20020319:  
         Raw IPv6 socket now makes strict checking for sa_family and sa_len  
         on send(2) operation.  Be sure to have sbin/rtsol and usr.sbin/rtsold  
         newer than November 2001 when you upgrade the kernel.  
   
 20020311:  
         ssh configuration files were moved from /etc to /etc/ssh.  Beware  
         if you restart your machine from remote.  Note that sshd.conf needs  
         to be changed (due to the use of "/etc" inside).  
   
 20020223:  
         Users of the VAX port will need to rebuild and install gas  
         so it deal with the now present register prefix used in all  
         the VAX assembly files.  
   
 20020118:  
         ntpd user/group has been added.  Need to hand add this in or builds  
         will break as mtree aborts early.  
   
         Add the following into /etc/group:  
   
         ntpd:*:15:  
   
         and the following to /etc/master.passwd (via vipw):  
   
         ntpd:*:15:15::0:0:Ntpd pseudo-user:/var/chroot/ntpd:/sbin/nologin  
   
 20011207:  
         If you're attempting to build a snapshot on sparc64 and are getting  
         reloc errors from the toolchain groff binary this means your native  
         toolchain has some broken C++ bits.  
   
         To fix:  
   
         Build a new toolchain (i.e. build.sh -t)  
         Use the new toolchain to build and install natively (i.e. /usr/lib)  
   
         gnu/lib/libgcc  
         gnu/lib/libstdc++  
   
         After this a snapshot will be able to be built.  
   
 20011201:  
         In order for a sparc64 build to work you must have a working awk. If  
         you've built and installed a system with the new toolchain up to this  
         point you do not have a working awk as its ability to do floating  
         point is broken.  
   
         To build:  
   
         remake and install gnu/lib/libgcc  
         remake and install gnu/usr.bin/gawk into /usr/bin (make sure it links  
         against the new libgcc.a)  
   
 20011128:  
         Kernel config information was changed to use defflag in  
         the various "files" files.  Bug fixes to config(8) are  
         required in order for this to work properly.  Make sure  
         to build and install in usr.sbin/config before attempting  
         to build a new kernel.  
   
 20011030:  
         libc/locale/wcstod.c now needs new lint(1). Update lint(1)  
         before building libc.  
   
 20011029:  
         The new document BUILDING.mdoc (view with nroff | more, or  
         see pre-generated .txt and .html versions) describes the build  
         procedure in great detail.  BUILDING, and the USE_NEW_TOOLCHAIN  
         build process, are intended in the long run to replace this  
         manual update log.  
   
         Users building a USE_NEW_TOOLCHAIN system should read the  
         BUILDING document for caveats.  Generally, BUILDING supersedes  
         UPDATING for these systems, as tool updating is taken care of  
         by the new build system.  
   
 20011028:  
         src/etc/Makefile now needs install to be able to handle  
         symlinks that point to nowhere. A bug in install that  
         prevented this was corrected.  
   
         Solution: update and reinstall usr.bin/xinstall  
         Better Solution: Use the new toolchain and it will just work  
         for you.  
   
 20011006:  
         /etc/mtree/NetBSD.dist has been updated to take advantage of  
         absolute path support added to mtree(8). Older mtree(8)s don't  
         understand the format.  
   
         Solution: update and reinstall usr.sbin/mtree  
   
 20011004:  
         Crunchgen has been updated to work via reach-over makefiles. Updating  
         is suggested before running a snapshot build  
   
 20010915:  
         The new "ubcperf" code committed by Chuck Silvers removed  
         a header file, uvm/uvm_vnode.h.  There may be stale .depend  
         files that still reference this file.  
   
         Solution: "make cleandir && make dependall" in affected  
         directories.  
   
 20010803:  
         grep.info is now built from grep.texi using makeinfo.  Since it  
         requires makeinfo v4.0, you need to install new texinfo before  
         building gnu/usr.bin/grep.  To install new texinfo, please follow  
         the instruction described in 20010726 entry.  
   
 20010803:  
         (i386 only): i386 kernel now uses new instructions like  
         `fxsave' which old gas doesn't understand.  To build the  
         kernel successfully, you need to build and install a new toolchain,  
         (i.e., build.sh -t) or  (temporarily) comment out "options I686_CPU"  
         from your kernel configuration until you rebuild your userland.  
         See 20011029 above and BUILDING file in this directory for more information.  
         [updated 20020630 since i386 gas moved when USE_NEW_TOOLCHAIN enabled]  
   
 20010731:  
         Bootloader update on ELF platforms.  DDB in kernels from before  
         this will be unable to read symbol tables provided by newer  
         bootloaders.  
   
 20010726:  
         Texinfo was updated to 4.0.  To avoid failures when trying to  
         build the included texinfo files, do:  
   
         cd src/gnu/usr.bin/texinfo  
         make MKINFO=no dependall install  
   
 20010718:  
         Enabled correct .init/.fini processing in crt0.  The way this  
         was done was to change a -I directive to cc(1), which means  
         make(1) will have a stale dependency (it will be checking the  
         timestamp on the wrong "dot_init.h").  
   
         The symptom you will see is that new programs die with SIGSEGV  
         if you have a stale dependency.  
   
         Solution: "make cleandir" in both lib/csu and libexec/ld.elf_so  
         before starting your build.  
   
 20010628:  
         A construct was added to uvm_page.h that uncovered a bug  
         in lint(1).  If you get a warning/error about a non-portable  
         bitfield, update your lint(1) before proceeding.  
   
 20010226:  
         Added named user/group to system. Need to hand add this in or builds  
         will break as mtree aborts early.  
   
         To work around add by hand:  
   
         named:*:14:  
   
         to /etc/group and add:  
   
         named:*:14:14::0:0:Named pseudo-user:/var/named:/sbin/nologin  
   
         to master.passwd (use vipw for instance if doing by hand).  
   
         Now a make build should progress.  
   
 20010219:  
         get/setprogname() added. Any hostprogs that may use this will need  
         to be bootstrapped manually until the host system is current.  
   
         Known problems: sys/arch/macppc/stand/fixcoff  
                         usr.sbin/config (adding -DMAKE_BOOTSTRAP to  
                           CFLAGS and rebuilding should work)  
                         usr.sbin/mdsetimage - Build a static copy if  
                           building a snapshot before fully bootstrapped.  
   
 20010204:  
         prepare the code to compile with stricter gcc flags. in  
         particular start eliminating redundant declarations. Yacc  
         needs to be installed before make build.  
   
 20010114:  
         introduce .if commands(target) in make(1). You need to  
         bring everything up-to-date first, then without installing  
         anything make and install in usr.bin/make, then proceed  
         with make build.  
   
 20010101:  
         bsd.subdir.mk committed 20001230 had a bug which caused  
         afterinstall targets to run too soon; update again.  
   
 20001230:  
         New share/mk files needed to support .WAIT in SUBDIR variables.  
         If you get make errors,  
                 (cd share/mk; make install)  
         Also, PRINTOBJDIR has changed and is now used more heavily.  
   
 20001019:  
         The `ca' device driver has been replaced by `ld'; although the  
         major and minor numbers haven't changed, you should update your /dev  
         directory.  
   
 20000929:  
         The following make directives are obsoleted.  
         MKCRYPTO_RSA NOCRYPTO_RSA NOCRYPTO_RC5 NOCRYPTO_IDEA  
         By default, RSA is built into libcrypto.  IDEA and RC5 will not be  
         built into libcrypto.  By using MKCRYPTO_{RC5,IDEA}, you can build  
         additional library libcrypto_{idea,rc5}.  
   
   
 Hints for a more successful build:  Hints for a more successful build:
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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