Which RC?

David Nugent davidn at datalinktech.com.au
Tue May 2 23:59:41 UTC 2006

Pietro Cerutti wrote:

> just updated my RELENG_6 as Tue May  2 08:25:55 CEST 2006
> There are some things that are not clear about the version:
> - uname says FreeBSD 6.1-RC #0
> - on the FreeBSD FTP site the RC directory is now RC2
> (pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/6.1-RC2)
> - on the FreeBSD web site the schedule for 6.1 says that actually
> 6.1-RC1 has been released
> How do I know which RC I'm currently running?

You can sync your /usr/src with the time of RC2's release by extracting 
and build that specific version from CVS, but you'll want to track 
subsequent patches as well, right?

RELENG_6 just builds with a -RC tag for now due to the version bump. It 
will revert to -STABLE once the -RELEASE is out, but built and installed 
from source you don't get the -RELEASE or -RC<number> tag unless you 
actually build a release (a la: cd /usr/src/release; make  release 
BUILDNAME=? RELEASE=? CVSROOT=?), specify that as a tag and then do a 
binary upgrade.

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