FreeBSD 9.0-RC2 Available...

Thomas Mueller mueller6727 at
Sat Nov 19 10:32:30 UTC 2011

> On 18/11/2011 10:53, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> > *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 ?
> Not screwed, but you'll be running 9.0-PRERELEASE rather than 9.0-RC2.
> If you want to switch to the 9.0-RELEASE branch, change the tag to
> RELENG_9_0 and cvsup again.  Then redo the whole buildworld dance.
>         Cheers,
>         Matthew
> --
> Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.

Good to know I'm not screwed, that I can recover simply by rerunning csup, this time with RELENG_9_0 instead of RELENG_9.

But I hadn't got to making buildworld yet on this update.

Possibly there may be no serious difference between 9.0-PRERELEASE and 9.0-RC2 at this stage.

As for the difference between STABLE and RELEASE, I believe STABLE is a sort of POSTRELEASE, like the post-release update to NetBSD 5.1 that permitted access to Linux ext2fs partition that didn't work previously with NetBSD; inode was 256 bytes.

I think FreeBSD 9-STABLE (RELENG_9) would be development work toward FreeBSD 9.1, after FreeBSD 9.0 is released, but stabler than current/head.

I looked in /usr/src/sys/conf/ and indeed found that I had 9.0-PRERELEASE rather than RC2.

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