Michael Powell nightrecon at verizon.net
Sat May 16 11:26:35 UTC 2009

Gabe wrote:

> I'm a bit confused as to why I have 7.2-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 7.2-PRERELEASE
> #0: Fri Mar 20 02:16:04 PDT 2009 but yet my cvsup config was asking for
> RELENG_7. Isn't the PRERELEASE tag supposed to be RELENG_7_2?

Now that 7.2 has actually been released the RELENG_7_2 tag will become
the security branch. Prior to the official release RELENG_7 would have 
got you 7.2-PRERELEASE. After the release RELENG_7 becomes 7.2-STABLE.

>From the date above it appears you used the RELENG_7 prior to the release,
so the PRERELEASE is correct. If you want to upgrade to RELEASE change
your tag to RELENG_7_2, cvsup, and do the make world/kernel dance.

Essentially you got PRERELEASE because you used RELENG_7 before 7.2
officially became 7.2-Release. There is a sliding window as a release
is being finalized during which time the cvs tags get changed. 

I'm basing this upon the date above. Another, more remote, thing to check
is whether the mirror you use has all the fresh bits and is not otherwise
up to date. This doesn't happen often, but a mirror here or there out on
the fringe can occasionally not get updated the way it's supposed to.
Doesn't happen often though, but if you should confirm that it has 
actually occurred to your mirror I'm sure the sysop would like to know.


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