update confusion 4.8-STABLE to STABLE = 4.9-PRERELEASE !?

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Thu Oct 2 03:34:41 PDT 2003

On Thu, Oct 02, 2003 at 12:29:20PM +0300, Alin-Adrian Anton wrote:
> Hey guys,
> Look what happened to me. I had a nice (cute) 4.8-STABLE. From time to 
> time, I update it via cvsup. Ports to CURRENT, system sources to STABLE. 
> Last time I updated from cvsup2.freebsd.org (I tried another one closer 
> too, same result), and hah , after a buildworld, i had a brand new 
> 4.9-PRERELEASE installed.

This question gets asked several times for each release cycle - the
short answer is that you are confused about the FreeBSD branch
structure.  I recommend you consult the archives and the FreeBSD
handbook for extensive discussion.

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