newbie upgrading question
olive at oban.frmug.org
Wed May 26 12:40:15 PDT 2004
Brian Smith wrote:
> I have been working with FreeBSD for about a month now, and it is my first
> foray into the BSD/UNIX/Linux world. I have a question about upgrading. I
> have tried several different ways to go about upgrading, and still can't
> seem to get the desired results. I started out with a 4.8 install from
> ftp.freebsd.org. My end goal is to build a FreeBSD firewall machine based
> on 4.8-STABLE. When I put RELENG_4_8 in my supfile,
> download/recompile/etc., uname -a still shows the version at 4.8-RELEASE.
> When I cvsup with RELENG_4 in my supfile, I got upgraded to 4.10-STABLE. Is
> there any way to upgrade just to 4.8-STABLE? Am I going about this the
> wrong way?
There is no such thing as 4.8-STABLE. You either get 4.8-RELEASE, with
the RELENG_4_8 tag, and you pick up the security updates associated with
this release; or you get -STABLE (with the RELENG_4 tag), which is
FreeBSD-4 still evolving -- mostly bug fixes, security updates,
backports from -CURRENT for new device drivers.
Once in a while, -STABLE is frozen to a -RELEASE, the latest one being
4.10. Then, -STABLE development goes on.
More information about the freebsd-stable