> From: Michael Powell <nightre...@verizon.net>
> Subject: Re: 7.2-PRERELEASE using RELENG_7?
> To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> Date: Saturday, May 16, 2009, 4:27 AM
> Gabe wrote:
> 
> > 
> > 
> > I'm a bit confused as to why I have 7.2-PRERELEASE
> FreeBSD 7.2-PRERELEASE
> > #0: Fri Mar 20 02:16:04 PDT 2009 but yet my cvsup
> config was asking for
> > RELENG_7. Isn't the PRERELEASE tag supposed to be
> RELENG_7_2?
> > 
> 
> Now that 7.2 has actually been released the RELENG_7_2 tag
> will become
> the security branch. Prior to the official release RELENG_7
> would have 
> got you 7.2-PRERELEASE. After the release RELENG_7 becomes
> 7.2-STABLE.
> 
> >From the date above it appears you used the RELENG_7
> prior to the release,
> so the PRERELEASE is correct. If you want to upgrade to
> RELEASE change
> your tag to RELENG_7_2, cvsup, and do the make world/kernel
> dance.
> 
> Essentially you got PRERELEASE because you used RELENG_7
> before 7.2
> officially became 7.2-Release. There is a sliding window as
> a release
> is being finalized during which time the cvs tags get
> changed. 
> 
> I'm basing this upon the date above. Another, more
> remote, thing to check
> is whether the mirror you use has all the fresh bits and is
> not otherwise
> up to date. This doesn't happen often, but a mirror
> here or there out on
> the fringe can occasionally not get updated the way
> it's supposed to.
> Doesn't happen often though, but if you should confirm
> that it has 
> actually occurred to your mirror I'm sure the sysop
> would like to know.
> 
> -Mike
> 
> 

Thanks for the explanation. At this point I'd much rather go up to -STABLE, so 
using RELENG_7 should do it? 

Thanks,

-gabe


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