Rebuilding kernel/system to a state "back-in-time"?

Ewald Jenisch a at
Mon Nov 5 06:44:18 PST 2007


Because of severe problems wrt. a third party app (TSM Backup - see my
previous post) I'm looking for a way to compile a kernel/system to a
state as it was several weeks ago.

To be specific I'd like to build my system/kernel using the
source-files of FreeBSD 6.2 as they were back on September 14, 2007.

In cvsup there seems to be a feature "date=..." that should be able to
accomplish this. Has anybody out there used it sucessfully? Is specifying


together with the default-settings in my stable-cvsup-file 

*default host= <here comes my cvsup-host>
*default base=/var/db
*default prefix=/usr
*default release=cvs tag=RELENG_5
*default delete use-rel-suffix
*default compress


Anything else to consider?

Thanks much in advance for any clue,

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