FreeBSD 9.1-RC1 Available...

Simon L. B. Nielsen simon at
Thu Aug 23 22:00:51 UTC 2012

On 23 Aug 2012, at 20:41, Peter Wemm <peter at> 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.
> * RIght now you can mirror
> svn://{stable/9,release/9.1*,etc} to your laptop,
> and Simon is setting up a US-east coast and US-west coast mirror.  You
> can easily switch your mirrors on the fly if there's a closer/faster
> one.

Real world got in the way, but they should be ready by Friday or Saturday, and will be documented in the Handbook.

On a side note, the svn part of one mirror had to be re-created a few days ago as svnsync gets very unhappy if you pull the power while it's running (we had a PSU die). There seem to be a fair chance your local repository gets corrupted enough in that case that svn just gives up. Not that it's a big problem, but is a bit annoying.

We (clusteradm) are working on getting an EU mirror up, but no timeframe yet.

> You can do your own personal svnsync all the way from rev 0, but it
> takes some time.  It's more time efficient to start with a seed and
> let it catch up.

And if people are wondering, some time is really some time. The original ports mirror took ~24h to create - and that was over the LAN. Don't do that yourself unless you feel like doing a latency test of your internet connection :-).

Simon L. B. Nielsen

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