In the last episode (Jul 23), Darren Spruell said: > Dan Nelson wrote: > >RELENG_5_0 is the branch for people that are running 5.0 on > >production systems and only want security patches. I doubt > >RELENG_5_0 has many differences from RELENG_5_0_0_RELEASE. You > >probably want to track either HEAD or RELENG_5_1, since openssh > >3.6.1 got imported before FreeBSD 5.1 was released. Or if you want > >to stick with 5.0, install the openssh port. > > Hope you don't mind me asking. I'm more familiar with OpenBSD's model > which is strictly two CVS tags: M_m and OPENBSD_M_m which are > -current and -stable respectively, with M being major version and m > being minor version. So OPENBSD_3_2 tag would be -stable for 3.2 (if > I understand correctly, that is...) > > > What is HEAD and RELENG_5_1 in FreeBSD?
For FreeBSD, HEAD (tip of the cvs tree) is -CURRENT, RELENG_M is a -STABLE branch (i.e. RELENG_4 is FreeBSD-4-STABLE, and RELENG_3 is FreeBSD-3-STABLE), and RELENG_M_m is a security/ciritcal branch (i.e. RELENG_4_8 or RELENG_5_1 will only get critical fixes applied to them). When the time comes for 4.9 to be released, RELENG_4_9 will be branched off RELENG_4 a couple weeks before release, and then the RELENG_4_9_0_RELEASE tag will be laid on that branch, which represents what gets burned onto CDs. > It sounds like the tag RELENG_5_0 that I followed is little more than > the critical patch branch for 5.0; how do I accomplish following the > -stable branch, if there exists one: something in between strictly > neccesary patches and possibly buggy Current? Correct. If you want -STABLE, you'll want the RELENG_4 branch, since 5.x has not been marked stable yet. http://www.freebsd.org/handbook/cvs-tags.html has a good summary of all the branches and what their purpose is. If you want a stable-ish 5.x tree, RELENG_5_1 is probably a better choice than RELENG_5_0. Or scan the -current mailinglist archives, find a week where there aren't any "-CURRENT is broken!!" threads, and checkout a copy of HEAD from that date :) http://www.freebsd.org/releng/ lists all the branches and their current status (open/frozen). In general, HEAD is okay, and if it isn't, it's usually only a single component (say groff, or a kernel module) that's broken, and that's fixed quickly. -- Dan Nelson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"