On 2018-02-19, Martijn van Duren <openbsd+m...@list.imperialat.at> wrote:
> Hello Aham,
> On 02/18/18 21:09, Aham Brahmasmi wrote:
>> Hi Carlos,
>> Thank you for your response.
>> I have been learning and understanding OpenBSD for around one month now.
>> As such, I had installed -release, and used syspatch to reach -stable.
>> I have spent some time right now trying to understand the mechanism to
>> reach -current from -stable.
>> From what I understand, I first need to upgrade to the latest snapshot.
>> From there, I need to use source build instructions at
>> https://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq5.html#Bld to reach -current.
> There's no need to build from source, just upgrading via the latest
> snapshot suffices.
>> I would like to do the above because I am also interested in the spamd
>> and IPv6 diff that phessler@ has. But right now, I am quite a bit
>> inexperienced, so you would have to be patient with me.
>> From what I understand, to install snapshot I need to download
>> https://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/snapshots/amd64/bsd.rd, boot that
>> at the boot prompt and then (U)pgrade from there.
> That is correct.
> If you don't intent to work on the source, there's no need to build it
Unless wanting to test a diff. However for that you typically don't need
to rebuild the whole system.