Upgrading a 5.1-RELEASE-p10 system...

Kevin Kobb kkobb at skylinecorp.com
Wed Oct 20 12:30:52 PDT 2004

Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. wrote:
> Glenn Sieb wrote:
>> Alex de Kruijff said the following on 10/19/2004 9:01 PM:
>>> Gerely speeking, STABLE doesn't mean things never gets broken. Most
>>> reliable are the RELEASE plus fixes. So don't follow 5-STABLE but
>>> 5-RELENG
>> To help ease frustration and such.. you mean:
>> Follow RELENG_5_2 not RELENG_5 (from: 
>> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/cvs-tags.html)
>> In cvsup-supfile speak for those of us using cvsup to sync our source 
>> trees
>> Thanks for the advice, Alex! :)
>> Best,
>> G.
> Just for general information:  Bruce Mah has a fine article,
> entitled "FreeBSD 5.3-BETA Migration Guide".  Worth a read
> for anyone moving from anywhere towards 5.3-RELEASE, IMO.
> http://people.freebsd.org/~bmah/pub/article.html
> Kevin Kinsey
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Please forgive my ignorance, but I am looking at the 5.3 Migration 
Guide, through the link you provided and have a question.

Under section 5.2 source upgrade it says:

"To check out 5.3-RELEASE from the FreeBSD CVS repository, use the 
RELENG_5_3_0_RELEASE tag. For the 5.3 release and security fix branch, 
use the RELENG_5_3 tag. To track the FreeBSD 5-STABLE development 
branch, use the RELENG_5 branch tag."

I understand the RELENG_5_3 and RELENG_5 tags, but am hazy about the 
RELENG_5_3_0_RELEASE tag meaning. Is this a static branch frozen at a 
particular date? For a production box, is this the way to go?

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