base source: release vs releng

Baho Utot baho-utot at
Sun Sep 18 23:58:35 UTC 2016

On 09/18/16 18:51, Brandon Wandersee wrote:
> Baho Utot writes:
>> Ok I am still confused
>> 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?
> The short answer is that you want the "releng/x.x" branch.
> The long answer is that the "release/x.x" branch in the SVN repo is the
> snapshot from which the x.x-RELEASE installation images are built. It is
> the point in development at which FreeBSD x.x is "born" and actually
> released. From there, the x.x Subversion repo branches off into
> "releng/x.x," where security and bug-fix patches are applied.
> Checking the source out from release/10.1 and building would give you a
> system identical to clean install of 10.1 (excepting any configurations
> you have in place). releng/10.1 will give you 10.1 with all the latest
> security and bug fixes. And so it is with all -RELEASEs.
Ok I have that sorted out now.

Thank you

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