On Fri, 13 Feb 2004, Kent Stewart wrote:

> On Friday 13 February 2004 03:18 pm, Spades wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I got a question, my dedicated server provider has installed
> > 5.1-Release and refuses to install 4.7 for me. Can I recompile to
> > 5.1-STABLE using the same method as 4.7 and same 4.x-stable-supfile
> > and kernel config file.
>
> The accepted technique is in /usr/src/UPDATING just like it is in 4.x.
> There are a few things different but the buildworld,
> build[install]kernel, installworld method is used on both branches.
>
> I think 4.7 has been EOLed, i.e., no bug fixes or security fixes. I
> wouldn't want one on my local network.
>

I think this statement is wrong.
One can cvsup 4.3 - 4.9 with RELENG_4_3 and up.

Many other users still run 3.*, but most likely they
do not have local user accounts and do one job very well.
I do not know if all kernel security updates go into 3.*
due to the amount of work involved.

The services though, anyone can do that themselves. Apache has
a bug, well grab the newest source and go to town.

If someone is going around the internet abusing a bug in a current
ftpd daemon or sshd daemon, your last worry will be a signal handling
bug in the kernel.

I am not promoting running older FBSD releases, just know
many people do with great success.

m

> >
> > OR do i need to use a 5,x-stable method? any idea any url
> > i can find help in compiling 5.1-REL to STABLE.
> >
>
> There isn't a 5.x-stable. You probably won't see that until 5.3-stable.
>
> Kent
>
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