What's the difference between "Release" versus "Errata" versus "Security" branches???

Julian H. Stacey jhs at berklix.com
Thu Nov 6 18:15:31 UTC 2014

Hi, Reference:
> From:		"edflecko ." <edflecko at gmail.com>
> Date:		Thu, 6 Nov 2014 10:05:40 -0800

"edflecko ." wrote:
> Can someone explain what the differences between these three are for me?
> These sure sound a lot alike to me -
> http://www.bsdnow.tv/tutorials/stable-current - "The -RELEASE branch is
> arguably the most stable branch of FreeBSD. That's exactly what it's
> designed to be, what the everyday end user installs and uses. When a
> -RELEASE is cut, the only updates it gets are either critical fixes or
> security flaws."
> http://harrykar.blogspot.com/2010/07/freebsd-upgrading-it.html - Errata
> Branches  An errata branch is a particular FreeBSD release plus any
> security and stability patches issued for that release.
> http://www.freebsdwiki.net/index.php/FreeBSD_Release_Branches - "If
> stability is the most important factor on this system, you may want to
> track something called the security branch. This branch only updates for
> security updates and major bug fixes from the code you originally
> installed."

RTFM ! Read the freebsd handbook _first_ ! http://www.freebsd.org !

Julian Stacey, BSD Linux Unix C Sys Eng Consultant Munich http://berklix.com
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