Basically, there are 2 kinds of major upgrades you can do to your whole FreeBSD system :
(1) The operating system itself (also called the base system)
In this case,
TAG = RELENG_4 refers to the stable branch (FreeBSD 4.X and up to but not including 5.X)
TAG = . refers to whatever the current branch is (in the meantime, it's FreeBSD 5.0 Release)
TAG = RELENG_5 which is basically the same as TAG =. as of now since there is no stable branch for 5.X releases yet.

(2) All other software besides the OS, i.e. the ports, such as xfree86, openoffice, KDE, GNOME, mplayer, XMMS, etc.
In this case, the only relevant tag is
TAG = . (which is always current)

OS + Ports = your entire FreeBSD system.

At least that's how I understand the system myself, hope that helps.

From: Travis Troyer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: Kris Kennaway <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: CVSup Tags and release status
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 22:10:54 -0500

Kris Kennaway wrote:
On Thu, Feb 20, 2003 at 09:55:01PM -0500, Travis Troyer wrote:

This says that RELENG_4 is for FreeBSD-STABLE and that RELENG_5_0 is "used only for security advisories and other seriously critical fixes." Is this still the case now that 5.0 is the current release version? I installed FreeBSD using the 5.0-Release ISO and want the most current, but stable packages, so I'm not sure which tag to use.

There's no such thing as "stable packages", because the ports
collection is not branched.
So what tag should I use for "FreeBSD-STABLE," as the handbook refers to it? Is RELENG_4 still correct?

Also, I'm trying to install NVidia's geforce driver, which says it is for FreeBSD -STABLE version 4.7 or later. When I try to compile it, it says that "This driver does not support FreeBSD 5.0/-CURRENT!" If I installed FreeBSD from the 5.0-Release ISO, wouldn't I be running 5.0-Stable and not 5.0-Current?

No, but anyway the point is that Nvidia doesn't support 5.0-anything.
The driver will probably work if you remove the warning, but you're on
your own support-wise.


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