Ports upgrade policy
duane at greenmeadow.ca
Tue Mar 14 08:19:15 UTC 2006
Mike Loiterman wrote:
> This is my supfile:
> *default host=cvsup1.FreeBSD.org
> *default base=/usr
> *default prefix=/usr
> *default release=cvs
> *default tag=RELENG_6_0
> *default delete use-rel-suffix
> *default tag=.
> I have been using it like this for years, obviously changing to the latest
> release tag. I haven't had problem and I'm not having problems, but my
> question is this:
> Is it advisable to sync my source to RELEASE, but to CURRENT for ports?
> Typically, I upgade my ports a few days after they get updated so I'm always
> running the latest version, but would it be better to sync both ports and
> source to RELEASE?
It would be nice I guess if ports were tagged like src but they are not.
Basically HEAD is all there is vis-a-vis tags. You can specify a
specific date however.
> Obviously, it depends, somewhat, on personal choice, but in terms of
> stablity and "correctness" which is better?
> Mike Loiterman
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