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

Adam McDougall mcdouga9 at
Fri Nov 23 20:17:29 UTC 2012

On 11/23/2012 6:22 AM, Peter Olsson wrote:
> 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?
> Thanks!
> --
> Peter Olsson                    pol at
That is what I would do.  Certainly try it on a non-critical system first,
and take proper consideration for the potential vulnerabilities that will
come back until freebsd-update succeeds.

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