Skip Ford skip at menantico.com
Fri Nov 9 11:52:50 PST 2007

Jon Holstrom wrote:
> I had 6.2 stable all setup &
> had gnome 2.18 all humming along 100%
> java & eclipse, tomcat, bah bah bah!
> updated src & rebuilt only to
> find 6.2 is gone & 6.3 prerelease!
> ( I think there should be a button
> we need to push to get 
> software we DONT want! j/k)
> with my setup as it is, can
> i back date my cvsup file &
> rebuild back to 6.2 stable not
> losing any settings or software ?

If you go back to 6.2-STABLE, you'll be left with a system that
can never be updated again since 6.2-STABLE no longer exists.  Any
time you updated it, the name would change again which you seem to
have a problem with.

If you keep following RELENG_6, you'll end up running 6.3-STABLE after
the release.  Or, you could choose to run 6.2-RELEASE (RELENG_6_2) or
6.3-RELEASE (RELENG_6_3) after it's released.

For right now, there's really no difference between 6.2-STABLE
and 6.3-PRERELEASE.  If you do nothing, you'll eventually be
running 6.3-STABLE.


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