Bill Moran wmoran at
Fri Jun 13 18:38:39 PDT 2003

peter lageotakes wrote:
> Hello all,
> I was just doing some double checking through some of
> the CVS doc's and I noticed that there are 2 tags for
> FreeBSD 4.8: IE RELENG_4_8 vs. RELENG_4_8_0_RELEASE.
> Is there any difference between those two tags?

RELENG_4_8_0_RELEASE is 4.8-RELEASE.  It is the version that the CDs were burned
from.  It will never change
RELENG_4_8 is the "security branch".  It's extremely conservative, more so than
RELENG_4 (i.e. -STABLE).  Only security fixes and major bug fixes are comitted
to this branch.

At this time, I don't know of any security issues that have been found in 4.8-
RELEASE, so RELENG_4_8 and RELENG_4_8_0_RELEASE are identical at this time.
However, when/if security bugs are found in 4.8-RELEASE, RELENG_4_8 will be
patched, but RELENG_4_8_0_RELEASE will never change.

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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