cvsup tag for 4.8-STABLE?

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Sun Jun 29 07:58:41 PDT 2003

Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at> writes:

> On Sun, Jun 29, 2003 at 12:57:15AM +0200, Frank Reppin wrote:
> > On Sat, 28 Jun 2003, Gregory Norman wrote:
> > > On the same note, will *default release=cvs tag=RELENG_4_8 work to
> > > update from 4.4 Release to 4.8 Stable?
> > yup, it will do the job - involving the required commands
> > ofcourse (buildworld, buildkernel, installkernel and so on).
> > Read through /usr/src/UPDATING if any special requirements
> > have to be satisfied before)
> Errr... tag=RELENG_4_8 will get you 4.8-RELEASE.  If you want
> 4.8-STABLE, use tag=RELENG_4

Not quite.

To quote the handbook:


           The release branch for FreeBSD-4.8, used only for security
           advisories and other seriously critical fixes.



           FreeBSD 4.8

[i.e., the latter is the actual release, and the former is the
"release branch," which continues to get updated -- but only for
essential changes -- after the actual release.]

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