FreeBSD 9.1-RC1 Available...

Ken Menzel kenfreebsd at
Thu Aug 23 15:26:56 UTC 2012

On 8/23/2012 9:47 AM, Ken Smith wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-08-23 at 23:12 +1000, Ian Smith wrote:
>> On Thu, 23 Aug 2012 00:50:46 -0400, Ken Smith wrote:
>>  > With both the doc and ports repositories now moved to SVN it has been
>>  > decided to not export the 9.1 release branch activity to CVS.  So
>>  > csup/cvsup update mechanisms are not available for updating to 9.1-RC1.
>>  > If you would like to use SVN the branch to use is releng/9.1.
>> Assuming the stupid question is the one you didn't ask, just to clarify: 
>> does this mean that c*sup won't work with these RCs in particular, or 
>> that CVS is dead and SVN becomes mandatory from 9.1-RELEASE?
>> cheers, Ian
> The latter.  If you are not using FreeBSD-Update to handle the updates
> of a machine you'll need to update your source tree using SVN for
> release branches (releng/*) from now on.  Updates of the CVS repository
> will continue for the existing stable/* and head for now.  I don't think
> anything has been decided on when that will stop.
I missed this announcement as well.

Should we all use the primary URL or is there a list of mirrors?

Is anyone going to be updating the Handbook to reflect this?

However I can see this does not even reflect the more recent use of csup
instead of cvsup.

I found two good primers:

The second primer in the committer handbook seems to indicate that it is
difficult to run an SVN mirror. This appears to me to be the biggest
drawback.  I have been using CVS and perforce for years,  but subversion
is new to me.


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