Joshua Lokken questions at
Wed Jun 11 10:39:08 PDT 2003

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Matthew Seaman" <m.seaman at>
To: "Supote Leelasupphakorn" <pjn0211 at>
Cc: <freebsd-questions at>
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2003 3:06 AM
Subject: Re: gnitiev at

On Wed, Jun 11, 2003 at 10:13:14AM +0100, Supote Leelasupphakorn wrote:

> Hello,


> >I heard that RELENG_4 is not always able to compile

> >correctly because it's source are updated so often.

> >I recommend you, in production to cvsup only 

> >RELENG_4_7 or RELENG_4_8 or RELENG_4_X where "X" is 

> >minor version number.

>In principle, that's absolutely true. In practice, however,

>compilation killing or other nasty errors in RELENG_4 are as rare as

>hen's teeth and generally get fixed very promptly. It's a great

>testament to the ability and care of the FreeBSD committers that it

>should be so. If you follow the freebsd-stable at ... list, you'll get

>very fast notification of any problems in the tree.

Indeed, -stable has built flawlessly for me for quite some time now

(I think I've tracked it since 4.5R).  It should not be a problem, as long

as you *follow the instructions in the handbook*.


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