In message: <005301c1fbb7$527571a0$0200...@bear.edu>
Albert Martinez <albe...@bellatlantic.net> writes:
Hi, I recently installed freebsd 4.5 cd release. I use openbsd which uses
it's stable branch to apply security fixes, bug fixes, and other safe
changes. Obviousely freebsd stable does not fullfill the same roll.
Sure it does. This is what the RELENG_4 branch is all about. This
will smoothly upgrade your sources to the latest FreeBSD-STABLE version.
You probably mean that new features and enhancements are not being
backported to RELENG_4_5, but that is the ``security branch'' of
4.5-RELEASE and not FreeBSD-STABLE.
I was looking around the cvsweb and noticed RELENG_4_5_BP.
What is it?
This requires a bit of explanation of how CVS works with tags and
branches, and it might require a bit more than a single email message
to fully explain it. Suffice it to say that RELENG_4_5_BP is the
``branchpoint'' of RELENG_4_5_RELEASE. This is a tag in every file
that will fetch you the revision of the sources as it was when the
branching of 4.5-RELEASE happened in the FreeBSD source tree.
This isn't of much use to FreeBSD users, but mostly to people who want
to roll their own copy of the 4.5-RELEASE later on.