Best upgrade strategy
infofarmer at mail.ru
Tue Apr 12 02:15:07 PDT 2005
Glyn Millington wrote:
> That is fine, but at the point when 5.4 becomes the production release, I
> would like simply to track that for security fixes etc rather than follow
> the stable developement branch.
> Can I acheive that simply by putting
> *default release=cvs tag=RELENG_5_4
> into my cvsup file, at the right time -ie as soon as 5.4 becomes
> a production release? ? Or will there be such
> complications that it would be best to perform yet another install (which
> is smooth but slow on my set-up).
Yes, you can use RELENG_5_4 tag to track
security fixes when 5.4 is released. It
goes smoothly most of the times, some
people even managed to upgrade from
4.x to 5.x without reinstalling (ok,
_that_ wasn't smooth). Just look through
release notes, src/UPDATING and so on,
and use mergemaster carefully.
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