Change from -STABLE to -REALEASE
matthew at FreeBSD.org
Mon Oct 8 15:26:00 UTC 2018
On 08/10/2018 15:52, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
> Is there a way to change a FreeBSD NN-STABLE to NN-RELEASE?
> Asking on behalf of freebsd-update :-)
freebsd-update knows nothing about the NN-STABLE branch. Which means
that just running freebsd-update(8) is not necessarily going to give the
best results. I have vague memories of trying to do what you're asking
(some time ago now), and I /think/ that if you use the 'major version
bump' commandline and follow the prompts freebsd-update gives you, you
do eventually get to something fairly similar to NN-RELEASE. There may
be extraneous files from NN-STABLE still hanging around.
You other alternative is to checkout the NN-RELEASE sources, build and
install your NN-RELEASE system from source and then you should be able
to switch to using freebsd-update(8) -- although your home-built version
of NN-RELEASE won't match checksums properly against the official release.
In many ways it's probably easier to install a NN-RELEASE box from
scratch and then port over the customizations and interesting data from
your NN-STABLE box. Assuming you have spare hardware laying around...
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