Changing release version on source

Mike Jakubik mikej at
Wed Mar 8 20:24:51 UTC 2006

Glenn Dawson wrote:
> At 12:06 PM 3/8/2006, you wrote:
>> Does anyone know how to change the release version of the source 
>> code? I have some brain dead software (Plesk) that insists on FreeBSD 
>> 5.3, while it will work just fine on 5.5 and even 6. I am wondering i 
>> can change the version of RELENG_5 code so that this software will 
>> think its 5.3-R and let me install. I have tried changing the 
>> variable in /usr/src/release/Makefile, but that seems to have no effect.
> Take a look at sys/conf/

Excellent, thanks! I'm presuming i have to do a full build/install world 
for this to take effect. Do you think that anything may break because of 
this manual change, even if i used RELENG_6 code? I will not be 
installing any ports.

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