Binary packages for releases and portupgrade

Christer Solskogen christer.solskogen at
Wed Jan 6 12:23:08 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 11:45 PM, Doug Barton <dougb at> wrote:
> Martin Cracauer wrote:
>> Doug Barton wrote on Tue, Jan 05, 2010 at 01:58:57PM -0800:
>> Are you saying there are binary packages for 8-stable?
>> I thought I can only have them for -RELEASE?
> There have always been binary packages for the -stable branches. For
> example check out
>> RELENG_8 will lift be out of binary ports, at least as far as
>> portupgrade is concerned.
> Sorry, I don't understand that sentence.
>> RELENG_8_0 will have emergency fixes AFAIK
> I'm sorry, that's not correct. RELENG_8_0 is a fixed point in time.
> The 8.0 -p1 security branch will be RELENG_8_1, etc.

I do not agree on this one. RELENG_8_0 is the correct tag for
following FreeBSD 8.0 with security fixes. RELENG_8_0_0_RELEASE on the
other hand is fixed. RELENG_8_1 will be the branch for FreeBSD 8.1.


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