How go back from X.Y-RELEASE-pZ to X.Y-RELEASE?

Peter Olsson pol at
Fri Nov 23 11:48:41 UTC 2012

We are currently using cvs for both source and ports.
I have begun changing to portsnap for ports, and I
would also like to try changing at least some of our
servers to freebsd-update.

But all servers have been patched, using either RELENG_8_3
or RELENG_9_0 as cvs tag. I need to revert them to their
respective RELEASE to be able to use freebsd-update.
Complete reinstall from eg CD is not an option, and I don't
want to upgrade to a newer RELEASE at the moment.

Can I change the cvs tags to RELENG_8_3_0_RELEASE or
RELENG_9_0_0_RELEASE, and then build/install world and
kernel as usual?
Or will that method cause problems for the system or the
installed ports?


Peter Olsson                    pol at

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