semi-newbie ports question

Clement Laforet sheepkiller at
Thu Dec 4 15:37:49 PST 2003

On Fri, 5 Dec 2003 10:27:15 +1100
paul van den bergen <pvandenbergen at> wrote:

> just curious about how -release, -stable and -current operate wrt
> ports. More just a desire to confirm my understanding is correct...
> I suppose that there are 2 port trees, -stable and -current?, so the
> shifting target that is ports is relevent to whichever branch you
> have.
There's only one ports tree. The CVS tree is tagged for each release, to
make package building easier and to avoid a too long ports tree lock.
(I think)

> how far can one be from the most recent -stable and still expect ports
> to work?
ports are supported only for latest -STABLE and -CURRENT. But generally
ports build fine on older versions.


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