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 20050917:  20100204:
         arch/*/conf/std.* was changed to include conf/std, which          The termcap database has been removed from the sources,
         contains MI options previously enabled by default.          but has not been marked obsolete so it is not removed
         If you have kernel config files which doesn't include          from the system when upgrading.
         arch/*/conf/std.*, you need to edit them to include conf/std          As such, you will need to remove them from your object
         to get the previous configuration.          and destination directories.
   
 20050830:  20091101:
         named.conf was moved from /etc/namedb to /etc.          After updating, it may be necessary to make the 'cleandir'
         postinstall(8) migrates this during interactive use.          target in src/tools/yacc/ and in src/usr.bin/yacc/ before a
         Users of MKUPDATE=yes will need to manually rectify          'build.sh -u tools' or 'build.sh -u distribution'.  Ditto
         this in their DESTDIR.          src/tools/lex/ and src/usr.bin/lex/.
   
 20050825:  20091001:
         Some data structures in sys/device.h, related to interface          On amd64 you must rebuild tools (to get the new binutils)
         attributes and locator names, were changed. config(1) was          before building a kernel, or the build fails on cpufunc.S.
         modified to emit the new data structures.  
         Thus usr.bin/config must be updated (and run on the kernel  20091001:
         configuration file) before a new kernel can be built.          An error will create a ./usr/X11R7/lib/X11/xkb/compiled/xkb
           symlink, failing the build.  Delete the link, and the subdir
 20050531:          it is in, and retry your build.
         genassym.sh(8) was moved to genassym(1). You need to either build  
         tools first or install the version of genassym from /usr/bin before  20090718:
         you can build a kernel again.          libc build changed so that strchr() provides the extra entry
           point for index(). Update build of libc.a (and libc_pic.a)
 20050520:          may fail because the archive contains the unwanted index.o.
         Because a kernfs bug which xentools relies on was fixed,          (Similarly for strrchr() and rindex().)
         xentools up to xentools20-2.0.3nb4 won't work with new kernel.  
   20090709:
 20050417:          Native Xorg was upgraded again.  Builds will probably fail again
         postinstall(8) was moved from /etc to /usr/sbin and made part          without a clean objdir, at least for src/external/mit/xorg.
         of the "base" set, to make it easier to invoke after an  
         upgrade.  20090616:
           Native Xorg was upgraded.  Builds will need a clean objdir for
 20050325:          src/external/mit/xorg.  Upgrading a system from sets will not
         pcppi(4) was separated in two devices, adding attimer(4).  Be sure          work properly yet as the /usr/X11R7/lib/X11/xkb/symbols/pc
         to add a config line for an attimer(4) device in your kernel          subdirectory has been changed into a file, and this needs to
         configuration, or you won't be able to set the pitch of the beep          be manually "rm -r"'ed before installing xbase.tgz.
         with wsconsctl.  Depending on the default value for the pitch, you  
         might even not hear any more beep.  Also, it is advised to attach both  20090501:
         devices the same way (i.e., both on isa or both on acpi) or the          Several new functions were added to string.h/libc, and this
         pcppi(4) device may fail to find the attimer(4) one.          can cause autoconf problems during the tool build for people
           who fail to clean out their tools objects properly. If you
 20050211:          note messages about stpcpy, stpncpy or strnlen accompanying a
         Fixes to tools/Makefile.gnuhost may cause UPDATE=1 builds in          failure during the tool build, clean out all your tools
         some of the cross tools to fail if they use configure. Some configure's          objects and start again.
         cache the environment passed in and notice the new environment is  
         different and abort. Doing a clean in tools/ should be enough to  20090325:
         make a build continue.          The i386 port was switched to i486 default toolchain.  This requires
           cleaning your src/tools directory and $TOOLDIR and rebuilding them.
 20050109:  
         Since su is using pam by default now, make sure that you have  20090126:
         /etc/pam.d populated (postinstall will do that automatically          The __posix_fadvise50 system call changed assembly stub type. You
         for you). Otherwise su will fail open (i.e. will not require          need to 'rm -f __posix_fadvise50.*' in the libc build directory
         a password).          to avoid using the old assembly stub.
   
 20041229:  20090202:
         Make had a path resolution bug that manifested itself as not          pkg_install now depends on the pkgdb cache for automatic conflict
         being able to install openpam.3. This bug has been fixed, but          detection.  It is recommented to rebuild the cache with
         you might need to rebuild make manually first to get through          ``pkg_admin rebuild''.
         the build.  
   20090110:
 20041201:          time_t and dev_t have been bumped to 64 bit quantities. To upgrade:
         Userland programs have been changed to use /dev/bpf instead of          1. Make sure your kernel has COMPAT_50 in it. Build and install.
         /dev/bpfX. You need to create that device by installing a new             This is needed even in the MODULAR kernel because there is
         MAKEDEV and running it, or mv /dev/bpf0 /dev/bpf && rm /dev/bpf[0-9]*             conditionally compiled code in rtsock.c.
           2. make sure build.sh completes and the binaries in a chroot work
 20041006:             before installing.
           3. If you don't use build.sh and you build directly to root, and
         A bug was introduced into /bin/sh (var.c rev 1.35) which causes             your build breaks in the middle, don't despair. Make sure headers
         variables to not export correctly to subshells in all cases. This             are installed properly, and start building libraries first libc
         will cause builds to break if that version of /bin/sh is installed             and libutil, install them and then continue building all the
         on the system. The proper version of /bin/sh can be verified with:             libraries in src/lib and src/gnu/lib and install them. Once
              the new libraries are installed, you can restart the build.
         ident /bin/sh | grep var          4. If you compile packages and you notice link time warnings,
              rebuild the required packages to update their shared libraries.
         Any /bin/sh w. version 1.35 will not work and needs to be updated             Any package you rebuild will require rebuilding all the packages
         before attempting a build.             that depend on it.
           5. Next time you run pwd_mkdb with the new binary, the file
 20041001:             will be upgraded and it will not be backwards compatible.
         The ipfilter kernel sources moved from sys/netinet to          6. The utmpx/wtmpx files (/var/run/utmpx and /var/log/wtmpx, see
         dist/sys/ipf/netinet. Due to the move some Makefile             lastlogx(5)) have been versioned, and there is a heuristic
         dependencies are now dangling requiring a make cleandir             for utmp. You are better off removing the old files after
         before they work again (kdump, ktruss, rescue, ipf, and             upgrading.  The automated clearing of /var/run during
         ftp-proxy are the victims).             boot, and the automated rotating of files in /var/log by
              newsyslog(8), may mean that you do not have to remove the
 20040715:             files manually.
         The rc.d/sendmail script now uses a heuristic to determine          7. The optional accounting file (/var/account/acct, see
         if sendmail should be started at boot time.  It checks the             accton(8)) has not been versioned, and will need to be
         contents of /etc/mailer.conf, /etc/mail/submit.cf, and the             removed.  The automatic rotation of the accounting file by
         owner and mode of the sendmail binary to see if any changes             /etc/daily limits the bad consequences of failure to remove
         to the mail infrastructure have been made.  If no changes             the file.
         are detected, it will start an SMTP listener.          8. Application software that writes time_t to binary files on
              disk will break or need attention. Most notably: if you are
         Setting sendmail=NO in /etc/rc.conf will override this.             using PostgreSQL < 8.4, you need to dump your databases,
              rebuild PostgreSQL with the new time_t, then restore.
         If you are only using sendmail by default and only for  
         local delivery, it is important that you also update your  20081219:
         sendmail.cf so that the SMTP listener only listens on the          config(1) has been updated, and one of the files it creates -
         loopback interface.          swapnetbsd.o - has changed format.  You need to rebuild config
           (done automatically by build.sh) and then you need to rerun
 20040715:          config on all kernel configuration files before rebuilding those
         The method by which athhal-elf.o gets pulled into i386          kernels.
         kernel builds has been changed again.  The latest version  
         of bsd.files.mk is no longer required.  20081205:
           If you build with MKX11=no, you should remove /etc/rc.d/xdm and
 20040621:          /etc/rc.d/xfs from DESTDIR because those files were moved to the xetc
         Due to the recent rototill of tools/compat it's crucial one starts          set and will appear as extra files for MKX11=no update builds.
         from a clean objdir under tools/*.  
   20081122:
         This is mostly due to generated files (yacc and lex sources) needing          On i386, various kernel options(4) in GENERIC including
         to be generated with new rules from bsd.hostprog.mk.          file systems have been disabled and moved into kernel modules.
           Before trying a new GENERIC kernel, you have to prepare the
         The safest course is to rm -rf all objects under tools before building.          following files as well as a new GENERIC kernel:
   
 20040516:          - build and install kernel modules from src/sys/modules
         The end-user modifiable X11 configuration has been moved  
         from /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/<dir> to /etc/X11/<dir>.          - install the latest bootloader, which will load a module
         Ensure that src and xsrc is up to date, and run            for the file system from which the kernel is loaded automatically
         "make cleandir" in src/x11 before your next build.  
           If you have to load your kernel from a file system which is not of
         postinstall currently doesn't migrate the files from          the same type as the root file system, you have to load the necessary
         /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/* to /etc/X11/* although it does          file system module manually on the boot prompt or in the boot.cfg file.
         detect that this needs to occur, so you'll have to  
         manually move these files yourself.  20080827:
           If you built and installed a libc from sources between
 20040426:          2008/08/20 and 2008/08/26 you got a broken strtouq(3)
         Support for the original dynamic sysctl node structure has          which results in false errors reported by lint(1).
         been removed in favor of the newer layout.  This affects          Since this breaks the libc build itself, manual help is
         consumers of the create and delete interface, as well as          needed -- lint must be disabled temporarily, e.g.:
         the dynamic discovery mechanism.  This is believed only to            $ (cd lib/libc && make MKLINT=no dependall install)
         be the sysctl(8) binary itself, at this point in time, so  
         the only effect of this should be that a sysctl binary  20080813:
         built from sources dated between 2003/12/04 and 2004/03/24          MKDEBUG build was broken because the .depend files did not know
         will not work on a kernel built from sources dated after          about .go files. You need to remove all .depend files and rebuild.
         2004/04/25.  If you need a new sysctl binary but build.sh  
         does not work, make sure that your revision of  20080802:
         src/sys/sys/sysctl.h is 1.112 (or later), and then the          A regression in binary compatibility for pthread_mutex_t has
         do the following:          been fixed. Unfortunately, the price is breaking compatibility
           for -current.
         cd /usr/src (or wherever your source tree is)  
         make USETOOLS=no includes          Threaded programs (using libpthread) and C++ programs (using
         cd lib/libc          libstdc++) compiled after 20070907 and before 20080802 need to
         make USETOOLS=no dependall install          be recompiled.
         cd ../../sbin/sysctl  
         make USETOOLS=no dependall install          One way to find affected pkgsrc packages:
   
         If you are using older sysctl binary, GNU autoconf would fail to            $ grep REQUIRES=/usr/lib/libpthread /var/db/pkg/*/+BUILD_INFO
         identify your machine architecture, and tries to build binary for            $ grep REQUIRES=/usr/lib/libstdc++ /var/db/pkg/*/+BUILD_INFO
         "unknown-unknown-netbsd20F" or something like that.  if that happens,  
         make sure to follow the above steps.  20080731:
           WAPBL (metadata journaling support) has been added, but at this
 20040425:          time isn't backwards compatible with pre-WAPBL aware kernels
         The ffs superblock issues listed below under 20040109 and 20030402          and userland (fsck_ffs in particular).  Please make sure you
         are now automatically addressed by the /etc/rc.d/fixsb script or by          don't use a journaled filesystem with an older kernel/userland,
         sysinst when it checks a a filesystem. The manual fsck_ffs -b16 -c4          especially an uncleanly mounted journaled filesystem.  WAPBL
         invocation mentioned below will continue to work and is now          also requires the super block to be in the UFS2 format.  You
         automated by those scripts.  Note that under certain circumstances,          can use fsck_ffs -c 4 to update the superblock format.
         affected filesystems upgraded to a -current kernel first before  
         upgrading their userland with the fixsb and fsck_ffs fixes may  20080721:
         encounter a 'freeing free inode' panic when writing to the affected          Assembler warnings are now fatal if $WARNS>0 and $NOGCCERROR
         filesystem, so it is a good idea to repair the filesystem as soon as          isn't defined.
         possible.  For more details on the fixsb script, see pr install/25138.  
   20080531:
 20040418:          The ioctl number of DRVSUSPENDDEV command on /dev/drvctl changed
         statfs(2) and friends have been replaced with statvfs(2). Before          from 125 (conflicted with DRVCTLCOMMAND) to 129. The drvctl(8)
         installing a newly build userland make sure that you are running          utility needs to be rebuilt and reinstalled as older binaries
         a newly built kernel with COMPAT_20 set. In addition your libc          won't work correctly. The following sequence of commands:
         build might not work (undefined SYS_statfs symbol) because make  
         clean does not know how to remove files it does not know about            $ (cd sys/sys/ && nbmake-$arch includes)
         anymore. Manually remove all generated .S sources and objects            $ (cd sbin/drvctl/ && nbmake-$arch clean)
         from the libc build directory.            $ (cd sbin/drvctl/ && nbmake-$arch all)
   
 20040326:          leaves new drvctl utility in sbin/drvctl build directory.
         The method by which athhal-elf.o gets pulled into i386 kernel builds  
         has been changed. The file is now stored as a uuencoded file in CVS  20080503:
         and the generated Makefile will use the new .uue rules from bsd.file.mk          The <bsd.lib.mk> variable MKPRIVATELIB was renamed to LIBISPRIVATE.
         to build it.  
   20080521:
         This means you must have the latest bsd.files.mk installed when          For a while, unprivileged UPDATE builds would fail to
         building a kernel without USETOOLS=yes.          succeed at the checkflist stage, complaining that
           ${DESTDIR}/stand/<arch>/ did not exist.  A fix for this
 20040318:          problem was committed to share/mk/bsd.kmodule.mk, revision 1.9.
         A bug in the cgd(4) blowfish code was corrected, without          If you already hit this problem, update the .mk file,
         provision of backwards compatibility, after several public          remove ${DESTDIR}/stand/<arch>, and re-run the build.
         notices over several months. Users of cgd with blowfish cipher  
         ONLY must dump their data before updating their kernels, and  20080303:
         recreate cgd's and restore data using the new kernel. See          Linker warnings are now fatal if $WARNS>0.
         (recent message to current-users, URL when mail-index has updated)  
   20080126:
 20040313:          The posix_fadvise system call has been changed from an assembly
         On acorn32, the opms and qms drivers have been withdrawn, and          stub, to a c file that calls an assembly stub. You need to
         the old wsqms driver is now called qms.  Kernel config files          'rm -f posix_fadvise.* .depend' in the libc build directory to
         will need updating.  See the ones in sys/arch/acorn32/conf          avoid using the old assembly stub.
         for examples.  
   20071209:
 20040125:          The acpiec(4) driver has been split into two attachments. If you
         On acorn32, the beep and sysbeep devices are no longer          get ACPI errors before the attachment, please update your kernel
         needed, and will need to be deleted from kernel configuration          configuration file appropriately or see GENERIC for more details.
         files.  
   20071115:
 20040109:          The it(4) driver has been renamed to itesio(4) and the old port
         Compatibility for old ffs superblock layouts has been          argument specified in the kernel configuration file is not valid
         added, and the restrictive fsck checks have been reenabled          anymore. The itesio(4) driver now uses the Super I/O address port
         when using those layouts.  If you have been using -current          rather than the EC address port. Please update your kernel
         since 20030402, you may find that fsck again signals fatal          configuration file appropriately or see GENERIC for more details.
         superblock mismatches.  To repair, make sure you have  
         an updated fsck_ffs and then you can use fsck_ffs -b 16 -c 4  20071028:
         to complete the filesystem upgrade.  A message has          The pccons(4) driver has been removed from the NetBSD/shark port.
         been added to the kernel which should detect this problem.          You need to update any custom kernel configuration file you have
         See the following discussion for more information:          to remove any references to pccons (which includes removing the
         http://mail-index.NetBSD.org/current-users/2004/01/11/0022.html          now useless XSERVER option) and replace them with the correct
           entries for the wscons driver.  See the GENERIC configuration file
 20031203:          for more details.
         New binutils builds may fail due to old dependencies.  
         It's necessary to "make cleandir" to ensure that  20070913:
         the dependencies will be rebuilt correctly.          A latent bug in dhclient/dhcpd that caused it to be unable to
           enumerate interfaces was fixed.  The bug began to cause
 20031111:          problems after 20070911 when the kernel's SIOCGIFCONF
         A newer mkdep is needed.  Error noting that is          implementation was repaired.  From 20070529 to 20070911 racoon
                 cc: Ambiguous abbreviation --          could not enumerate interfaces.  (These are noted because
           normal kernel/userspace version matching hygiene is not
 20031008:          sufficient to avoid this problem.)  Ensure that both kernel
         /usr/include/sys/disklabel_mbr.h was removed.          and userland are from after 20070913.
         It's necessary to "make cleandir" to ensure that  
         the dependencies will be rebuilt correctly.  20070703:
           nbinstall has been renamed ${MACHINE_GNU_ARCH}-install. It
 20031007:          calls the target-specific strip program, and the logic to pass
         A sign exension bug was fixed which set all the high bits          down STRIP from make has been removed.  This requires a
         of our newly expanded ffs fs_flags.  This should only          re-installation of tools.
         affect users who installed or upgraded in September of 2003.  
         A small utility program was posted to tech-kern which  20070422:
         should fix this problem, and a warning message was added          The way OS emulations lookup filenames inside the emulation root
         to the kernel which should discover and warn about it.  See          has been changed.  Rather than modify the pathname (and copy back
         http://mail-index.NetBSD.org/tech-kern/2003/10/07/0005.html          to userspace) namei() and lookup() directly check the emulation
           root. One side effect is that absolute symlinks inside the emulated
 20030906:          root file system will be relative to that file system - unless they
         With the addition of siginfo support the old signal trampoline          start /../ this is useful when the emulated root is a real install
         code has been deprecated to COMPAT_16. Make sure that your running          that has such links.
         kernel has COMPAT_16 enabled before building userland.          This might affect symlinks that have been added to reference outside
           the emulated root.
 20030801:  
         With the new openssl, there is some header and library shuffling.  20070412:
         rm -f /usr/include/des.h /usr/include/kerberosIV/* /lib/libdes* \          The pckbc driver on sgimips IP32 has been removed. Use macekbc
         /usr/lib/libdes* before building.          instead. See the GENERIC32_IP3x kernel configuration for an
           example.
 20030703:  
         Texinfo was updated to 4.6.  To avoid failures when trying to  20070319:
         build the included texinfo files, do:          src/lib/libc/Makefile revision 1.129 broke libc and ld.elf_so
           on many platforms due to incorrect flags settings.  If you
         cd src/gnu/usr.bin/texinfo          updated and built after about 20070315, do "nbmake-$arch
         make MKINFO=no dependall install          cleandir" in src/lib/libc and src/libexec/ld.elf_so to force a
           rebuild of object files that might have been built
 20030630:          incorrectly, and ensure that you have at least
         Groff was updated to 1.19; it's probably necessary to do          src/lib/libc/Makefile 1.130.
                 cd share/mk && make install  
                 cd src/gnu/usr.bin/groff  20070210:
                 make MKMAN=no dependall install          src/sys/sys/{sa.h,savar.h} were removed.
         (untested).            find ${OBJDIR} \( -name .depend -o -name '*.d' \) -print \
                 | xargs egrep -l '/sa.h|/savar.h' | xargs rm
 20030516:          will allow dependencies on those files to get get rebuilt
         Due to bugs in the export handling code, invalid export lines  
         were accepted before and caused the kernel to panic when  20070209:
         mountd got restarted because it freed memory that had already          The threading model was changed when the newlock2 branch
         been freed. This has been fixed and the kernel checks          was merged to NetBSD-current.  If you boot with a new
         export addresses very strictly. If you upgrade your kernel,          kernel (version 4.99.10), then you also need a new pthread
         make sure you also upgrade mountd, because if your export          library (/usr/lib/libpthread.so.0.7).  If you boot with
         file contains lines with an old inet4 address syntax (i.e.          an old kernel, then you need the old pthread library
         a.b.c or a.b or a), they will get rejected by the new kernel.          (/usr/lib/libpthread.so.0.6).  Provided you keep the kernel and
           the pthread library in sync, old threaded applications should
 20030402:          continue to work with an old or new kernel.  Note that named(8)
         The superblock layout for FFS was changed.  If you have 1.6          is the only threaded application in the base system.
         fsck binaries, they will signal a fatal superblock mismatch  
         with the first alternate, because they compare too many  20061214:
         fields (even ones that aren't useful).  If possible, upgrade          Following the move of string_to_flags() and flags_to_string()
         your fsck_ffs binary before using a new kernel.          from the bin/ls/ sources to libutil, users doing UPDATE builds
         None of this signals actual filesystem damage.          will need to do a "make cleandir" in
                   tools/mtree/, tools/makefs/, tools/binstall/, tools/pax/,
 20030324:                  bin/pax/, bin/ls/, usr.sbin/mtree/, usr.sbin/makefs/,
         sendmail version 8.12.8 was imported.  Since sendmail is                  usr.bin/xinstall/, libexec/ftpd/, rescue/, as well
         now setgid to the smmsp group, and runs in "collection"                  as the installation images in distrib/
         mode for most common activities, there is a new config          in order to excise stale references to the old stat_flags.h header
         file called submit.cf that needs to live in /etc/mail.          file in the ls sources -- stat_flags.h has been removed.
         The generic submit.cf sample in /usr/share/sendmail/cf  
         is named netbsd-msp.cf.  Upgrading your regular sendmail  20061108:
         configuration file is also strongly advised.          The configure script used in the src/tools/gcc compiler has been
           changed to indicate that our libc has ssp support built-in and
         See the section named "MESSAGE SUBMISSION PROGRAM" in          does not depend on -lssp and -lssp-nonshared. You'll need to
         the updated /usr/share/sendmail/README file for more          make clean in src/tools/gcc first to rebuild the compiler.
         information.  
   20061009:
 20030117:          The sysctl variables net.inet{,6}.tcp{,6}.newreno are no longer
         Texinfo was updated to 4.3.  To avoid failures when trying to          available. Use net.inet{,6}.tcp{,6}.congctl.selected instead.
         build the included texinfo files, do:  
   20060814:
         cd src/gnu/usr.bin/texinfo          The vt, vidcconsole, kbd, and rpckbd drivers on acorn32 have been
         make MKINFO=no dependall install          withdrawn.  Use vidcvideo and pckbd instead.  See the GENERIC
           kernel configuration for an example.  X servers from the last
 20021223:          few years should cope.
         The METALOG format changed slightly, to remove the leading  
         "${DESTDIR}" from path names.  20060703:
         This only affects people building with UNPRIVED.          MPACPI is no more. We always configure PCI interrupts using ACPI
         For complete safety, remove the DESTDIR entirely and          if we have an ACPI kernel. The option MPACPI_SCANPCI has been renamed
         update tools/mtree, before running make build.          to ACPI_SCANPCI. Thanks to work from fvdl.
   
 20021219:  20060627:
         CVS repository layout was changed.  See the following for details          socket(2) has changed, and its system call has been versioned.
         if you are using (anonymous) cvs to update your tree.          For userlands with the old version of socket(2), make sure that
           your kernel has 'options COMPAT_30' set, or else 'bad system call'
         http://mail-index.NetBSD.org/netbsd-announce/2002/12/19/0000.html          errors will result.
   
 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:
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Line 849  Fix: Try the following sequence of comma
Line 463  Fix: Try the following sequence of comma
         (If you built the tree without "make obj" in the past, obsolete files          (If you built the tree without "make obj" in the past, obsolete files
         may remain.  The command tries to clean everything up)          may remain.  The command tries to clean everything up)
   
 Symptom:.../sysinst/run.c:xx: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type  Symptom:.../sysinst/run.c:xx: warning: initialization from incompatible
           pointer type
 Fix:    Rebuild and install usr.bin/menuc  Fix:    Rebuild and install usr.bin/menuc
   
 Symptom:mklocale not found during build in share/locale/ctype  Symptom:mklocale not found during build in share/locale/ctype

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