> ----- Original Message -----
> From: backyard <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "Ahmad Arafat Abdullah" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" <[EMAIL 
> PROTECTED]>, "Matthew Seaman" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Subject: Re: how to apply a patch set
> Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2006 19:00:24 -0700 (PDT)
> 
> 
> 
> 
> --- Ahmad Arafat Abdullah <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> 
> >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > > To: "Matthew Seaman"
> > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > > Subject: Re: how to apply a patch set
> > > Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 00:48:32 +0200
> > > > > Matthew Seaman wrote:
> > > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> > > >> Hello,
> > > >>
> > > >> I am trying to apply a patch set to FreeBSD 5.5
> > (this letter 'p'
> > > >> followed by a number, after the version in
> > 'uname -a') - but somehow it
> > > >> did not work.
> > > >>
> > > >> I cvsup-ed the src using the standard
> > 'stable-supfile' with '*default
> > > >> release=cvs tag=RELENG_5_5' - then I rebuild
> > world.
> > > >>
> > > >> Now 'uname -a' reports 'FreeBSD 5.5 STABLE #0'.
> > Before it was 'FreeBSD
> > > >> 5.5 RELEASE #0'. So instead of applying patch
> > set I have moved to 'STABLE'.
> > > >>
> > > >> Could somebody tell me what have I done wrong?
> > Actually - what is the
> > > >> difference between the 'pX' and the '#X' after
> > the version?
> > > >
> > > > You've shifted your self onto the RELENG_5 code
> > branch rather than the
> > > > RELENG_5_5 branch.
> > > > Yes... but how did it happen after I instructed
> > the supfile to get > 'RELENG_5_5'?
> > > > Actually in the examples/cvsup I did not find any
> > example how to do 'release'.
> > > > Thank you for the other answers!
> > > Iv.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > i think I've read abt this long time ago.. but not
> > pretty sure ( someone correct me if I'm wrong )..
> >
> > u can try:
> >
> > *default release=cvs tag=RELENG_5_5_RELEASE
> >
> >
> > anyway i never tried this! and i never encounter the
> > prob u'va said since 4.x ---> 6.1
> > ( and I'm normally/mostly using -pX than STABLE for
> > my prod server ). Seems your method/tag
> >
> > tag=RELENG_5_5 is correct way to patch to -pX, i
> > can't find any reason why your system "patched"
> > into STABLE...
> >
> > could u please copy+paste here your stable-supfile
> > config?
> >
> > TQ
> >
> 
> STABLE is the latest set of "patches" to the system.
> It will change the tag from RELEASE from the install
> to the STABLE set of patches versus the CURRENT set.
> STABLE is the major ones you want. CURRENT is all of
> them to date.
> 
> If you cvsup to RELEASE you will downgrade and end up
> with what you started with when you installed from CD
> or whatever was available when the RELEASE cd was
> created for whatever system your getting.
> 
> -brian

ermm..
for me ( and as far as i know ) STABLE is a development patch and it will end up
with the next RELEASE version.. such as 5.4-STABLE will be patch gradually until
it became 5.5-RELEASE. Anyway 5.4-RELEASE-pX is a security fixes ( and possibly 
bugfix )
but it still remains as RELEASE and not 
"migrating_into_the_next_version/release".


some of the people ( like me ) just prefer to -pX rather than -STABLE. So far 
i'm not needed -CURRENT yet
even RELEASE -pX is powerful enough and suits my needs for my prod servers..

for this case ( back to the topics ), I think this guy do the right method for 
cvsup-ed to 5.5-RELEASE-pX
but it end up with 5.5-STABLE. So i think we better help him and solve it since 
he maybe not need -STABLE
like u said

TQ


p/s: Correct me if I'm wrong anyone! 

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