cvsup source with security fixes - which supfile?
kdk at daleco.biz
Mon Aug 29 21:17:55 GMT 2005
>I am using freebsd-update to make sure my systems are kept up to date, but I
>have one box (FreeBSD 4.11-RELEASE) that has a custom kernel and the kernel
>dosn't get updated, just the modules.
>I read the handbook on cvsuping the source and it wasn't quite clear to me
>which supfile I should use. I wan't to cvsup the source that would have the
>security fixes, their are 2 supfiles in /usr/share/examples/cvsup which one
>would I use (if either)?
I don't know that there's much difference. A diff(1) on the
two files on my 5.4 system is just a few lines, mostly comments
and the ID tag.
What's important is which release tag you use. A conservative
tag for your situation would be RELENG_4_11. Only slightly less
conservative would be RELENG_4, and I'm not sure but what the
two are close to lockstepped as the developers are spending most
of their time on 6.X and 5.X. Grab src-all and your handbook and
build world to your heart's content!
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