No, I had not; I don't really follow the difference between all these branch numebrs (sorry to be lazy; I'm not a regular user of CVS), so I just stick to my known branch (per CVS/Tags) unless otherwise instructed in the advisory. CVS has the concept of branch tags and point tags. Point tags denote a specific version of each file and (more or less) never change. Branch tags denote a logical collection of files which can be updated. NetBSD's policy is that release branches are updated with care. current is the trunk of CVS, and thus not really a branch. This is not necessarily stable, and not intended for production. netbsd-5 is a branch created before NetBSD 5.0 was released. When 5.0 was released, the point tag netbsd-5-0-RELEASE was created. The branch netbsd-5-0 was created rooted at that point tag. 5.1 will be tagged along netbsd-5. Then netbsd-5-1 will be created at that point. So, you can follow netbsd-5-0 and get software versions along an arc From 5.0 to 5.0.1 to 5.0.2 and so on. Updates to branches like netbsd-5-0 are extremely conservative. Or you can follow netbsd-5, which is on an arc from 5.0 to 5.1 etc. These updates are still conservative, and I regularly update along netbsd-5, rebuild and reinstall the entire system. I think it is best to update the entire tree to the new branch and do a full rebuild, but it's probably safe to update parts, as the basic release engineering policy is not to have interface changes on release branches.
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