Subject: Re: system updates
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/16/2001 09:47:40
On Thu, 16 Aug 2001, Curt Sampson wrote:

> On Thu, 16 Aug 2001, Martti Kuparinen wrote:
> > But if one wants to have the offical release + all security fixes
> > without "untested" features from the "stable" (e.g. netbsd-1-5) branch?
> > Ever followed FreeBSD -STABLE and saw things break on production
> > systems? I have and I don't want to see that again. The FreeBSD's RELENG_4_3
> > branch is just what I needed.
> NetBSD's netbsd-1-5 release branch is much more similar to the RELENG_4_3
> branch than to the -STABLE branch. Very few, if any, new features go into
> suceeding 1.5.x releases. It's mostly just bugfixes, security fixes and
> the like.

...and wholesale updates of userland binaries, which were, however,
tested somewhere else even before being tested in current. If you
still don't like that, you can update selectively (with cvs).