Patching a Newly-Built System

Martin McCormick martin at
Mon Mar 15 12:54:52 UTC 2010

Nerius Landys writes:
> By "bringing the patch level up to date" I assume you mean a tag such
> as this one:
>   *default release=cvs tag=RELENG_8_0

That is what I meant.

> in your standard-supfile file, and then doing the "make buildworld"
> etc. prodedure outlined in the Handbook.
> The release branches (such as RELENG_8_0) get only very minor
> modifications from the time the release is made.  The patches are only
> ones that address really serious issues, and the extent of the changes
> is usually very minimal.  Whather you install ports before or after
> you update to the latest patch for your release should make absolutely
> no difference.

	That is what I suspected but I wanted to start on the
right foot so I thought I would check.

	Thank you.

Martin McCormick

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