Upgrade 4.8-RELEASE?

Kjell B. homebell at telia.com
Tue Sep 16 12:24:18 PDT 2003

I was thinking of upgrading (binary) in order to correct the security
issues (sendmail, openssh, realpath, etc.) that have been discovered
since the 4.8-RELEASE.  However, I fail to do so. I've searched the
online documentation but not found what I need, except that I should
run sysinstall->upgrade.

I was a bit quick I think in just backing up and then running the
upgrade, so I got to the same point I was before. Then I discovered
that the Release Name under options could be used. So, I changed this
to RELENG_4_8 and none of the servers could find that release. I tried
4.8-RELEASE-p4 (and -p5). Again, none of the servers had that release.
This is what I cannot find in the documentation. What do you enter in
the Release Name option?

Then again, I might just wait for the 4.9 to come in a few weeks time,
but would then face the same situation again I assume.

I also browsed some of the ftp sites in order to find any hints on
naming conventions, but failed...

Any help would be much appreciated. I'd rather not upgrade from source.


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