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Date:      Sun, 25 Nov 2012 13:37:03 +0100
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        Karl Pielorz <kpielorz_lst@tdx.co.uk>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: freebsd-update - To 'Stable'?
Message-ID:  <20121125133703.8d4110c0.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <39F2E6C43130FC99BEE99E4F@Octca64MkIV.tdx.co.uk>
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On Sun, 25 Nov 2012 12:06:06 +0000, Karl Pielorz wrote:
> 
> 
> --On 22 November 2012 17:41 +0100 Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de> wrote:
> 
> >> I'm looking at switching to 'freebsd-update' - is there an equivalent
> >> way  to get it to update me to '-STABLE'?
> >
> > No. The freebsd-update program can only be used to follow
> > the RELEASE branch, plus the security updates (RELEASE-pN).
> > Following STABLE branch still requires you to update by
> > source.
> 
> Ok, as csup is 'deprecated' - I guess what I need to do is move over to 
> Subversion instead?

Sadly, yes. There still is no csup-equivalent (efficient and
fast implementation distributed with the base OS) provided yet.
And it's not just about "being provided with the OS", but also
about nice integration (like /etc/sup/* config files or the
option to simply "make update").



> - As 'freebsd-update' is only going to get me release + 
> security (-pX), not 'stable'.

Correct. You _can_ use this to compile your own non-GENERIC
kernel, but it will always have the "pre-STABLE" content,
just as the rest of /usr/src.



> At the moment we have a local host that has the entire FreeBSD source tree 
> on it - so we can just 'cherry pick' versions we need to update - I'd guess 
> / hope a similar setup is possible, but with Subversion...

It should be possible, as the functionality of CVS and SVN can
be seen as quite comparable.




-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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