Is there a "stable" ports tree?

Xn Nooby xnooby at
Thu Mar 16 14:14:14 UTC 2006

I like this idea.  It's not fun when you try to update your system, then
have to spend time fixing things.

On 3/15/06, Jason C. Wells <jcw at> wrote:
> Kris Kennaway wrote:
> > On Sun, Mar 05, 2006 at 11:24:08PM -0500, Xn Nooby wrote:
> >> Is there a "stable" ports tree?
> >
> > No.
> However you can sup the ports tree for a specific release.  I run ports
> using "tag=RELEASE_6_0_0".  The reason I do this is that I find it to be
> much less work.
> I am a much more conservative user than many.  I really hate chasing
> down down upgrade dependencies even with the the very nice ports tools
> we have today.
> If you really wanted a particular port to be updgraded, you can fetch
> just that one port and build it.  This would give you a manually
> controlled psuedo-stable.  It would be more work though.
> Later,
> Jason C. Wells

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