Changing FreeBSD Source Branch

Shane Ambler FreeBSD at ShaneWare.Biz
Wed Nov 20 06:55:52 UTC 2013

On 20/11/2013 11:33, Polytropon wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:54:38 -0500, illoai at wrote:
>> Umm,
>> # svn co /path/to/whatever
>> Though, there isn't a releng/10 yet.  Might want to wait
>> for that one, honestly.
>> (subversion mirrors: )
>> Also:
>> Disclaimer:  I ain't sayin' this is what ya oughter do, but it's there.
> Thanks for the correction - as I think about it, it makes
> sense: "head" is for heavy development and experiments, "stable"
> is for "good, will be kept" and finally leads to "release".

I know of two ways to change your source origin. The first is delete
all in /usr/src and checkout a clean copy. The second is use svn switch

% svn help switch
switch (sw): Update the working copy to a different URL within the same
usage: 1. switch URL[@PEGREV] [PATH]

  1. Update the working copy to mirror a new URL within the repository.
     This behavior is similar to 'svn update', and is the way to
     move a working copy to a branch or tag within the same repository.

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