On Friday 28 May 2004 02:55 pm, Earl Larsen wrote:
> On Thursday 27 May 2004 01:01 am, Kent Stewart wrote:
> > On Wednesday 26 May 2004 10:19 pm, Earl Larsen wrote:
> > > What would change for 4.9 current? I am a little confused on the
> > > difference of RELENG_4_9 and RELENG_4_9_0_RELEASE. Is the first
> > > one for stable systems, and the later one for current systems?
> >
> > You need to read about the branch tags on
> > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/cvs-tags.
> >html
> >
> > RELENG_4 is stable, which is now going by the name 4.10-STABLE.
> > There is now a RELENG_4_10_0_RELEASE, which never changes, and
> > RELENG_4_10, which is only updated with critical fixes and security
> > advisories.
> Thank you all for the clarafacation.
> Two last question. I just want to duble check myself.
> 1) If I want to update 4.9 to 4.10 I would put RELENG_4_10_0_RELEASE
> in my supfile. And it will update everything to the current version
> of 4.10.

It is a matter of semantics. To me, the current version of 4.10 will be 
RELENG_4_10. The release version never changes and is out of date the 
first time they post a fix to RELENG_4_10. So, it can never be the 
current version.

> 2) The cvsroot-all is for a cvsup-mirror.

Ok, but you still don't want to do things the way you were setting it 
up. Don't waste your network bandwidth and the remote computer 
resources when you have the same data on a local machine. My mirror is 
on a computer I call crystal and my stable-supfile on crystal looks 

# cat stable-supfile
# listed at http://www.freebsd.org/handbook/mirrors.html.
#*default host=cvsup8.FreeBSD.org
*default host=crystal
*default base=/usr
*default prefix=/usr
*default release=cvs tag=RELENG_4
*default delete use-rel-suffix

I would make one other point. When you install cvsup-mirror, it wants to 
run the update on the hour. I find that 20-25 minutes after the hour is 
much more successful. The mirrored code only changes once an hour and 
you don't miss anything. I have found that the mirrors are usually 
loaded on the hour and I got a lot of denied messages until I setup my 
cvsup mirror update cronjob to run 20-25 minutes later. I still get 
occasional denies when a new release is tagged but not nearly as many 
as I had in the past.

I don't update my mirror every hour and if I want to force an update in 
between cronjobs, I run upcvs, which looks like

# cat upcvs
#! /bin/sh
sh /usr/local/etc/cvsup/update.sh

Once you get a mirror cvsup, if you have a web server, install 
cvsweb-2.0.6_1. You can look at the source just like cvsweb.cgi does on 


Kent Stewart
Richland, WA

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