cvsup newbie questions
toomas.aas at raad.tartu.ee
Sat Dec 18 01:21:35 PST 2004
Kevin Smith wrote:
> 1) is there a test utility that I can run that will tell me which cvsup
> mirror server will be fastest ? I did this the manual way by pinging a
> few and looking at the ave times coming back.
There's a port out there called fastest_cvsup which is supposed to do
exactly that. Personally I've never used it so I can't give any further
> 2) If I do update (src-all) using 5.3-RELENG tag is my version still
> called 5.3-RELEASE ? - or is it now some new release of that (ie like
> 5.3.1 ?)...I guess my question is: Are all updates of 5.3-RELEASE
> source still called 5.3-RELEASE.
If you use RELENG_5_3 tag, you'll get 5.3-RELEASE-pN where N is a number
which increases with every security update. Right now you would get
If you use RELENG_5, you'll get 5.N-STABLE, where N is a number which
increases after every release from the RELENG_5 branch. Right now you
would get 5.3-STABLE.
> 3) After my cvsup of the ports collection completes updating, is there
> any easy way to check which ports were updated ?
Using portupgrade you can check which of the ports you have installed
were updated. But again, since I personally don't use portupgrade, I
can't give you any furhter details on that. There should be more than
you want to know about it in the list archives.
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