-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > On 01/08/07, Peter Boosten <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > >> Hi all, >> >> What should I be running when updating my sources? RELENG_6 or >> RELENG_6_2? Or is there no difference? > > Short answer: > What do you want to do? > > Slightly longer: > RELENG_6 is the stable testing branch that > will become 6.3 (soonest). RELENG_6_2 is > the security branch of 6.2. > > If you want to just use FreeBSD, RELENG_6_2 > is what you want. You can upgrade to 6_3 > when it is released, probably without difficulty. > > If you want to help test, or are curious to watch > the whole release process, or are just dying for > some feature in -stable, RELENG_6 is probably > what you want. > > Security branches are more or less (although > in no legal way) guaranteed to work (for some > definition of work), -stable and -current much > less so. > >> When running RELENG_6, how often would I have to make buildworld? >> > > As often as you want, and as often as you check > out the code. A couple of times a day or once a month. > > And, though you didn't ask, if you run RELENG_6_2, > you'll want to rebuild (at least the pertinent bits) when > there is a security notice which affects you. >
Thanks to all: very clear answer. I'll stick to 6_2 then. Greetz, Peter - -- http://www.boosten.org -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.3 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org iD8DBQFGsVmCrvsez6l/SvARAuXKAJ4vQODQhBEG9HdHPA3coOzPttO8qgCfQfg1 HF8BkBdOALFWNF4XvrH/5Ao= =ILce -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"