Updating the system and ports

RW rwmaillists at googlemail.com
Tue Mar 9 16:58:10 UTC 2010

On Tue, 9 Mar 2010 23:07:34 +0700
Pongthep Kulkrisada <ptkrisada at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Folk,
> Further to previous suggestion in this mailing list,
> I have just updated from FreeBSD 8.0-STABLE to the latest patch.
> I firstly use freebsd-update but it failed ...
> # freebsd-update fetch
> Lookin up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 3 mirrors found
> Fetching public key from update4.FreeBSD.org... failed
> Fetching public key from update5.FreeBSD.org... failed
> Fetching public key from update2.FreeBSD.org... failed
> Give up, no remaining mirrors.
> (I didn't run script(1), I hard typed from my memory.)
> I tried many times, the results were always the same.
> I don't know what happen.
> So I switch to update from source.
> REL_ENG_8_0 is specified in stable-supfile. After csup and

that should be RELENG_8_0

> 1. What is the difference between RELEASE and STABLE?

Stable is a stable development branch, if you want to use 
freebsd-update you need to use a proper release security branch. 

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