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    Default FreeBSD 9.1 RC1 Finally Surfaced This Week

    Phoronix: FreeBSD 9.1 RC1 Finally Surfaced This Week

    For those that didn't see yet, FreeBSD 9.1 Release Candidate 1 was introduced into the world on Thursday...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE2ODY

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    Default Hmmm...

    I have 9.1-PRERELASE and I've had it since before Thursday:
    hiryu@hostname:~$ uname -a
    FreeBSD hostname 9.1-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 9.1-PRERELEASE #0: Sat Aug 18 17:16:25 PDT 2012 root@hostname:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/HOSTNAME amd64
    hiryu@hostname:~$ uptime
    9:57AM up 7 days, 15:54, 3 users, load averages: 0.02, 0.03, 0.00
    hiryu@hostname:~$ date
    Sun Aug 26 09:59:54 PDT 2012

    I also verified I have the latest source for 9.1 today. Why is it 9.1-PRERELEASE instead of RC1? I don't know... But maybe the cvsup mirror I'm using is lagging behind? But that would be a few days behind. Maybe I'll ask on IRC.

    Note: I run FreeBSD on my home server (as you see here, and since it's not so mission critical, I can upgrade it to a PRELEASE without real cause for concern) and my server at the colo (which is still 8.3, I'm waiting for 9.1 before going to the 9.x series there). Otherwise I run Kubuntu as the desktop OS on my desktop, my laptop, and the family computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hiryu View Post
    I have 9.1-PRERELASE and I've had it since before Thursday:
    hiryu@hostname:~$ uname -a
    FreeBSD hostname 9.1-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 9.1-PRERELEASE #0: Sat Aug 18 17:16:25 PDT 2012 root@hostname:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/HOSTNAME amd64
    hiryu@hostname:~$ uptime
    9:57AM up 7 days, 15:54, 3 users, load averages: 0.02, 0.03, 0.00
    hiryu@hostname:~$ date
    Sun Aug 26 09:59:54 PDT 2012

    I also verified I have the latest source for 9.1 today. Why is it 9.1-PRERELEASE instead of RC1? I don't know... But maybe the cvsup mirror I'm using is lagging behind? But that would be a few days behind. Maybe I'll ask on IRC.

    Note: I run FreeBSD on my home server (as you see here, and since it's not so mission critical, I can upgrade it to a PRELEASE without real cause for concern) and my server at the colo (which is still 8.3, I'm waiting for 9.1 before going to the 9.x series there). Otherwise I run Kubuntu as the desktop OS on my desktop, my laptop, and the family computer.
    In my experience, if you're syncing from stable/9 (SVN or CVS), you'll never see a 9.X-BETA# or 9.X-RC# ... at least, I've never seen this. It's always been PRERELEASE for me. I think if you want 9.1-RC1, you'd need to sync from releng/9.1 (here)

    Also, I recommend using svn instead of cvsup. It's more useful for debugging since it includes the revision in the uname (you can file a PR and include the exact revision).
    TOASTER% uname -a
    FreeBSD TOASTER.LOCAL 9.1-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 9.1-PRERELEASE #0 r239684: Sat Aug 25 14:48:42 EDT 2012 root@TOASTER.LOCAL:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/TOASTER amd64

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    Quote Originally Posted by nslay View Post
    Also, I recommend using svn instead of cvsup. It's more useful for debugging since it includes the revision in the uname (you can file a PR and include the exact revision).
    CVS is also being marked as "legacy" in the sense that the 10.* releases won't be tagged in CVS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archibald View Post
    CVS is also being marked as "legacy" in the sense that the 10.* releases won't be tagged in CVS.
    Yah, that must be why. Can you get ports over svn yet?

    I've held off on svn, because you have to build it with the FreeBSD specific patches. The change in functionality is minor (just extra stuff you don't have to use when the commit message), but it does annoy me. Oh well, I'm using git for almost all my personal projects now anyway, and I can man up over something that really doesn't affect me anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hiryu View Post
    Yah, that must be why. Can you get ports over svn yet?
    I think portsnap is better for ports than either CVS or SVN. It's certainly faster than CVS. Try it out!
    (EDIT: To answer your question, no, not yet.)

    First time use:
    Code:
    portsnap fetch extract
    Update (much faster than CVS):
    Code:
    portsnap fetch update
    I've held off on svn, because you have to build it with the FreeBSD specific patches. The change in functionality is minor (just extra stuff you don't have to use when the commit message), but it does annoy me. Oh well, I'm using git for almost all my personal projects now anyway, and I can man up over something that really doesn't affect me anyway.
    I think that's only true if you're going to commit to the src tree. I turned off the FreeBSD Templates (it's an option in devel/subversion) since that interferes with other SVN repositories you commit to (you get a FreeBSD template commit message instead of an empty one).
    Last edited by nslay; 08-26-2012 at 08:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nslay View Post
    In my experience, if you're syncing from stable/9 (SVN or CVS), you'll never see a 9.X-BETA# or 9.X-RC# ... at least, I've never seen this. It's always been PRERELEASE for me. I think if you want 9.1-RC1, you'd need to sync from releng/9.1 (here)
    I've most certainly seen this many times, but probably this hasn't been the case for quite and a while, and I finally just noticed.

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