Upgrading to n-STABLE or RELENG_x
kris at obsecurity.org
Thu Mar 23 18:11:46 UTC 2006
On Thu, Mar 23, 2006 at 12:16:23PM +0100, Andreas Davour wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Mar 2006, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> >On Wed, Mar 22, 2006 at 11:37:54PM +0100, Andreas Davour wrote:
> >>On Wed, 22 Mar 2006, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> >>>On Wed, Mar 22, 2006 at 01:34:14PM -0500, daniel wrote:
> >>>>FreeBSD will occasionally release security advisories detailing the
> >>>>surrounding a single package and will often include the following as the
> >>>> 1) Upgrade your vulnerable system to 4-STABLE, 5-STABLE, or 6-STABLE,
> >>>> or to the RELENG_6_0, RELENG_5_4, RELENG_5_3, RELENG_4_11, or
> >>>> RELENG_4_10 security branch dated after the correction date.
> >>>>What does this mean? And how do I do it?
> >>>Both questions are answered in the handbook.
> >>They are, but why is 6-STABLE even mentioned since RELENG_6 is the cvs
> >>tag? Or are there a 6-STABLE tag as well?
> >They are different names for the same thing.
> Let me rephrase it. Is it not uneccesary to mention 6-STABLE, since
> RELENG_6 is the same thing, and the only string you'll ever use when
> doing the upgrade the advisory advice is in fact "RELENG_6"?
You'll encounter 6-STABLE often when people talk about it, so you need
to know what it means.
> It seems redundant, as they are as you say just different names for the
> same thing, but RELENG_6 is the only one actually used when cvsup'ing?
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