FreeBSD 9.0-RC2 Available...

Luchesar V. ILIEV luchesar.iliev at
Fri Nov 18 17:38:40 UTC 2011

On 18/11/2011 18:21, George Kontostanos wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 1:35 PM, Luchesar V. ILIEV
> <luchesar.iliev at> wrote:
>> On 18/11/2011 12:53, Thomas Mueller wrote:
>>>> If you would like to use csup/cvsup mechanisms to access the source
>>>> tree the branch tag to use is now "RELENG_9_0", if you use "." (head)
>>>> you will get 10-CURRENT.  If you would like to access the source tree
>>>> via SVN it is "svn://".  We still have
>>>> the nit that the creation of a new SVN branch winds up causing what
>>>> looks like a check-in of the entire tree in CVS (a side-effect of the
>>>> svn2cvs exporter) so "mergemaster -F" is your friend if you are using
>>>> csup/cvsup.
>>> About a couple days before seeing this message, or the message on the FreeBSD web site, but after seeing RC2 on the server,
>>> I already ran csup with
>>> *default release=cvs tag=RELENG_9
>>> Am I screwed, am I OK, or do I simply have to rerun csup with RELENG_9_0 instead of RELENG_9 ?
>> RELENG_9 (cvs) = stable/9 (svn) = 9.N-STABLE (, `uname -r`)
>> RELENG_9_0 (cvs) = releng/9.0 (svn) = 9.0-RELEASE (, uname)
>> In short, if you want to use the 9.0-RELEASE (when it finally gets
>> ready), then you need to switch to RELENG_9_0. If you prefer using
>> -STABLE for your systems, then you're OK with RELENG_9.
>> In case you don't know or are not quite sure about the differences
>> between -RELEASE and -STABLE, I'd recommend switching to RELENG_9_0.
>>> Again, I can't find that file (needle in the haystack) in /usr/src tree that shows version number such as RC2.
>> This has already been answered, but just a quick note. If you've
>> recently updated your sources using the RELENG_9 tag, you'll most likely
>> see the version in as:
>> REVISION="9.0"
>> If you switch to RELENG_9_0 and update your sources again, you should
>> see the familiar:
>> REVISION="9.0"
>> HTH,
>> Luchesar
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> Correct me if I am wrong but up until 9.0 is released there isn't any
> practical difference between RELENG_9 & RELENG_9_0

Yes, but it's never a nice feeling to realize you've taken the wrong
train only when you see it going not quite your way, isn't it? ;)


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