how to tell source code versions?
freebsd at orchid.homeunix.org
Sat Sep 11 02:27:15 PDT 2004
On 2004-09-11 07:33, Josh Hansen wrote:
> rob gabaree wrote:
>>im pretty new and just recompiled my kernel with cvsup (using src-all)
>>and uname -a prints:
>>FreeBSD xxx 4.10-RELEASE-p2 FreeBSD 4.10-RELEASE-p2 #1: Fri Sep 10
>>18:01:49 EST 2004 root at xxx:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/XCAGE2 i386
>>i used the RELENG_4_10 tag to do this, but im wondering if someone
>>could tell me where to go to find out the latest source code, ex the
>>above was -RELEASE-p2.. is p2 the latest? where can i find the latest
>>info so i know i ahve the most up to date one?
> It's all about the tags. RELENG_4_10 will give you FreeBSD
> 4.10-RELEASE, the -p2 means there have been 2 patches for it since it
> was released and you have them. Tthe RELEASE branch only gets bugfixes
> and security updates. If you want, say, 4.10-STABLE, which will
> eventually become 4.11, use the tag RELENG_4. There is a section on
> these tags in the FreeBSD Handbook that fully explains them.
If I understand Rob correctly all he needs is /usr/src/UPDATING file
(after updating the source tree).
here's mine on *FreeBSD 5*:
# head -30 /usr/src/UPDATING
Updating Information for FreeBSD 5.2.1 users
The security advisories related to various patches contain information
on how to build/install a minimal set of binaries and start/stop a
minimal number of processes, if possible, for that patch. For those
updates that don't have an advisory, or to be safe, you can do a full
build and install as described in the COMMON ITEMS section.
20040630: p9 FreeBSD-SA-04.13.linux
Correct an input validation error in the linux binary
20040526: p8 FreeBSD-SA-04:11.msync
Karol Kwiatkowski <freebsd at orchid dot homeunix dot org>
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