UPDATE 5.4R to Stable

Dale DuRose mafiageek at gmail.com
Sun Mar 12 02:52:34 UTC 2006


I don't know what I'm going to say is going to help you and is a bit off 

What i do is for production boxes is i maintain the box on eg 5.4 and 
update that release with patches until a new release eg 5.5 and then 
upgrade to that.

I believe (you can prove me wrong) is that _stable_ is stable but is not 
as stable as a release with updates.

I do have machine with stable and current but thats for development and 

~ Dale

Kövesdán Gábor wrote:

> MoonblueZ wrote:
>> OK... Thnx im understand about this work now
>> but if that 5.5 is released, is that important to running update 
>> again to get to stable branch?
>> On 3/12/06, * Kövesdán Gábor* <gabor.kovesdan at t-hosting.hu 
>> <mailto:gabor.kovesdan at t-hosting.hu>> wrote:
>>     MoonblueZ wrote:
>>     >i just update my box from 5.4R to 5.4-Stable
>>     >but i got a wrong update version.. here the uname sample
>>     >
>>     >cidomo# uname -a
>>     >FreeBSD cidomo.moonbluez.or.id <http://cidomo.moonbluez.or.id>
>>     5.5-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 5.5-PRERELEASE #0: Sat
>>     >Mar 11 09:28:12 WIT 2006
>>     >nugelo at cidomo.moonbluez.or.id:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/CIDOMO
>>     >i386
>>     >
>>     >anyone know how to fix this problem? pls help me..
>>     >
>>     >
>>     >
>>     You got the right version. The 5.X stable branch is now called
>>     5.5-PRERELEASE. After 5.5 gets release it becomes 5.5-STABLE.
>>     Similarly,
>>     the stable branch for 6.X is now 6.1-PRERELASE and it will be called
>>     6.1-STABLE after 6.1 comes out.
>>     Gabor Kovesdan
> It depends on your demand. If you feel like updating again, do so, if 
> not, that's no problem. The stable branches are changing quite 
> fluently, it's up to you, how often you update. If you don't have any 
> problem with your installation, you don't need to update very often.
> Gabor Kovesdan
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