Is it possible to update from CURRENT to RELEASE ?

Manish Jain bourne.identity at
Tue Apr 18 09:52:05 UTC 2017

> On 18/04/2017 08:05, Manish Jain wrote:
>> I am running FreeBSD 12-CURRENT (amd64) for experimental purposes.
>> I noticed at the time 11-RELEASE was announced that FreeBSD documented
>> how to use freebsd-upgrade to update from 10.x to 11.
>> I wish to find out whether it would be possible, when 12-RELEASE is
>> available, to move from CURRENT to RELEASE ?
> I'm pretty sure this will be possible, but the mechanism will almost
> certainly have changed.  By the time 12-CURRENT becomes 12.0-STABLE I
> expect that we will have moved onto packaged base.
> You can already build a packaged 12-CURRENT.  See
> for details.
> Given that, the essentials of the process to upgrade to 12.0-RELEASE
> would be to add a repo.conf that points at the standard 12.0-RELEASE
> repository, and then type 'pkg upgrade'

Incidentally, is this fairly weird-looking hack possible : move from 
12-CURRENT to 11.1-RELEASE ?

Manish Jain

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