base source: release vs releng
baho-utot at columbus.rr.com
Sun Sep 18 00:12:30 UTC 2016
On 09/17/16 19:50, Polytropon wrote:
> On Sat, 17 Sep 2016 18:45:44 -0400, Baho Utot wrote:
>> As I understand this:
>> The difference between release and releng is that releng gets security
>> fixes and "back ports/fixes" and release does not?
>> Or have I completely missed the boat and I am all wet?
> The term "releng" means "release engineering" and is something like
> a word for "the whole release process", the task of creating a release
> of the OS, in which there are basically three levels:
> RELEASE - this is the release which gets published electronically
> and on optical media
> RELEASE-pX - this is a RELEASE where security updates have been
> added to, indicated by patchlevel X
> STABLE - this is the stable development branch, i. e. the branch
> in which ABIs and APIs are stable, and which usually does
> compile and run; typcally from this branch, security updates
> are provided for RELEASE
> CURRENT or HEAD - this is the experimental development branch, the
> place where testing happens, so it isn't _guaranteed_ to
> compile and run properly; it's often in a "state of flow",
> i. e. doesn't compile now, wait 2 hours, update sources,
> recompile, works; from this branch, features are put into
> production development (appearing in STABLE) or discarded
> (which also _may_ happen)
> You can find more information here:
Ok I am still confused
svn.freebsd.org has for example ( if I got this correct )
base/head - CURRENT-12
base/stable/11 - STABLE-11
base/releng/10.1 - ?
base/release/10.1.0 - ?
Which one would have FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE-p35 or later?
I got the part on how to use svnlite to fetch the source, I just don't
know which one is what
I want to update
uname -a FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE-p35 #0 net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
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