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Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition by Michael W. Lucas

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Building OpenBSD-current

Building OpenBSD-current is exactly like building -stable, except when it isn’t. OpenBSD-current can change wildly, and building it from source is considered an advanced activity. The only time I actually build -current is if I need to test some new functionality or a patch offered by an OpenBSD developer.

The two big problems are the radical changes in -current and merging /etc.

Following -current

When you follow -current, keep a close eye on OpenBSD’s changes by tracking the Following -current web page at http://www.OpenBSD.org/faq/current.html. This is where the OpenBSD developers list all of the changes likely to impact people trying to build -current. Not all changes apply to all systems, but any change listed ...

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