FreeBSD 9.1-RC1 Available...

Ken Menzel kenfreebsd at
Fri Aug 24 19:19:50 UTC 2012

On 8/23/2012 11:06 PM, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> Excerpt from announcement by Ken Smith <kensmith at>:
>> 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.
> I read your message and followup messages and have questions about how to switch from csup to svn.
> System source is in /usr/src obtained by csup, apparently now being deprecated.
> Do I need to delete (rm -R /usr/src/*) before running 
> svn co svn:// /usr/src
> I don't want an out-of-sync mess resulting from mixing two versions, assume that wouldn't work well.
> I guess I need to switch the doc (/usr/doc) also to svn.
> What about the ports?
> Would I need to switch the ports tree from "portsnap fetch update", or is portsnap still the proper way?
> Tom
As I see no answered your real question. But I agree with them: yes you
can still use csup or cvsup for releng_9 (stable 9).

But as to your question, if you are switching to svn to try it out: In
my experience I had to remove (rm -rf /usr/src) /usr/src or the old
files remained. The checkout process did not update the existing files.
But maybe I did something wrong.

Tools other than cvs and cvsup are unaffected.  You can still use
portsnap or make fetch in /usr/ports etc.


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