Tracking Security in Ports and Base System

Chris Maness chris at
Thu Mar 2 14:47:38 PST 2006

Chris Hill wrote:
> On Wed, 1 Mar 2006, chris at wrote:
> [snip]
>> Is my supfile correct to track security for freebsd-6.0?
> [snip]
>> *default release=cvs tag=RELENG_6
> [snip]
> As I understand it, that tag will get you the latest released version 
> of 6.x. So today it would apply security and bugfix updates for 6.0, 
> but after 6.1 comes out you would get 6.1, and so on. If you want to 
> track 6.0 specifically, use RELENG_6_0. Right now there is no 
> difference between RELENG_6 and RELENG_6_0, but later there will be.
> As everyone else has said, see the Handbook for definitive answers.
> HTH.
> -- 
> Chris Hill               chris at
> **                     [ Busy Expunging <|> ]
Yep, I figured that out the hard way with my beta box.  It is now at 6.1 
-PRERELEASE.  Oh, well.  Can I downgrade without facing any problems?  I 
changed my production server's sup file to 6_0 and that worked perfect.

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