How to keep kernel up-to-date with Security/Errata Fixes?

Matthew Dillon dillon at
Sat Mar 25 16:27:18 PST 2006

:Thank you Sascha and Matt.
:Your replies leave me a little perplexed.
:As I understand it, a FreeBSD Security Branch update normally only
:updates kernel sources and the resulting kernel is named something like
:'RELENG_X_X-px' rather than increasing the last digit of the release
:name by one.
:I am wondering if Dragonfly's RELEASE source updates are akin to
:FreeBSD Stable Branch updates where patches haven't been thoroughly
:tested and one could end up with problems?
:Thank you again.

    We only have one branch for any given release.  All updates to the
    release go on that branch.  When significant updates are made, the
    sub-version is bumped.  Hence for the 1.4 release, we have 1.4.0,
    1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, etc.  Release use even numbers.  e.g. 1.0, 1.2, 1.4.
    Development uses odd numbers.  e.g. 1.2, 1.3, 1.5.

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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