Obtaining FreeBSD sources….

  • Hi
    via menu.sh, I choose the version RELENG_2_1. then , this message appears:

    Obtaining FreeBSD sources RELENG_8_3-supfile…
    When we have freebsd sources already in /usr/src, what means Obtaining FreeBSD sources RELENG_8_3-supfile...?

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    RELENG_8_3 is an errata branch, which can get updates from time to time. It must always check to make sure they are completely current and stock before starting. So it doesn't matter if you already have them, it will still check for updates and revert any local alterations to that tree before it starts so it's back to a stock FreeBSD base, ready for our patches to apply.

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