Installing head

Andrea Venturoli ml at
Wed Oct 16 15:35:46 UTC 2019

On 2019-10-16 17:26, Polytropon wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:02:00 +0200, Andrea Venturoli wrote:
>> Sorry for the stupid questions: I'm trying to install a HEAD system, in
>> order to perform some tests.
>> I tried starting from a 12.0 and building world, but I got some errors.
>> Should I move to 12-STABLE before I try HEAD?
> Usually -STABLE is a good point to start, but always remember
> that -HEAD is a development branch and therefore sometimes
> won't build. Wait a little, then obtain a more recent source
> tree via svn.
> If you start with -RELEASE and can build -STABLE, it will
> show that your build environment basically works. You then
> have the more recent one of -STABLE, which should be fine
> for building -HEAD.
> The approach you're thinking about is not wrong. :-)

Probably my question should have been clearer: is it possible to move 
from 12.0 (freshly installed) to HEAD directly *now* (or possibly after 
"waiting a little")?
Or *must* I go through STABLE?
Compiling takes a lot of time and doing it twice takes two lots :)

  bye & Thanks

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