a few questions and concepts

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Mon Apr 10 10:14:29 UTC 2006

On 2006-04-07 19:11, Jonathan Horne <freebsd at dfwlp.com> wrote:
> On Friday 07 April 2006 16:34, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> > > so, the past couple of days, i have learned to cvsup my /usr/src
> > > directories.  ive just been using the standard copy of the
> > > stable-supfile. i have learned that if i perform the sendmail recompile
> > > after the cvsup, that it sendmail seems to proclaim 8.13.6 in the banner.
> > >  on top of that, i have learned that if i recompile the kernel after
> > > cvsup, that it no longer says FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE, but FreeBSD
> > > 6.1-PRERELEASE.
> >
> > You are running RELENG_6 now, which is much more recent than
> [...]
> ill grasp the method of the madness eventually.  i guess what confuses me, is
> that i read about those, and then try to find them on the ftp sites.  i
> assume, that only release is made into a .iso file?  and to move to a higher
> version (either the security RELENG_6_0 or stable RELENG_6), you do this thru
> the cvsup tool.
> so, by your descriptions and reply to my previous comments, my system that is
> running what says 6.1-PRERELEASE is really RELENG_6 (stable) ?

100% correct.

This is exactly what "stable-supfile" fetches for you :)

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