Looking at base source code

Jeremy Faulkner gldisater at gmail.com
Sun Jun 4 18:25:01 UTC 2017

On 2017-06-04 12:38 PM, Baho Utot wrote:
> On 06/04/17 12:20, RW via freebsd-questions wrote:
>> On Sun, 4 Jun 2017 11:54:56 -0400
>> Baho Utot wrote:
>>> Are the svn code repos for 11.0-RELEASE and 11.0-RELENG the same?
>>> The docs/handbook seem to say that they are.
>> Unless something has changed RELEASE doesn't have security updates and
>> RELENG does.
> Ok Thanks
> I am confused with this whole release stuff as I see the following
> release-11.0.0
> release-11.0.1
> releng-11.0
> I have been tracking releng-11.0 in the past and I am on 11.0-p9 which 
> shows as this in uname -a:
> FreeBSD desktop.example.com 11.0-RELEASE-p9 FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE-p9 #0 
> r316958: Sat Apr 15 09:25:18 EDT 2017 
> root at desktop.example.com:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  amd64
> Is release-11.0.1 the same as releng-11.0-p9?
> So is tracking releng correct or should I be tracking 11.0.1?

11.0.1 is a second build of the 11.0-RELEASE because of security issues 
that arose at the time the release was made. They had pushed 11.0 to the 
ftp servers and people had already installed it even though it had not 
officially been released yet.

RELENG gets the security patches (the p9) RELEASE does not, they're just 
a point in time tag for the state the repo was when they were making the 
ISOs and install bits.

Jeremy Faulkner

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