cvsup with tag=. on src and upgrading (in general)
plageotakes at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 13 20:15:57 PDT 2003
I kind of start to rethink about my original choice of
tags based on:
Section A.6 contains branch tags that users might be
When specifying a tag in CVSup's configuration file,
it must be
preceded with tag= (RELENG_4 will become
tag=RELENG_4). Keep in mind
that only the tag=. is relevant for the ports
But the quote below is says:
Note: The ports tree does not have any tag associated
with it, it is always CURRENT.
I guess it means that it will just delete and install
the ports collection no matter what the tag points
I had to do a sanity check. I started second guessing
--- Richard Schilling <rschi at rsmba.biz> wrote:
> Thanks for all the help folks. The documentation
> does come up a bit
> shy on clarity (no offense) - found myself guessing
> a bit . . .
> I know that tag=. specifies the HEAD node, but I was
> a bit confused by
> the documentation. It does say that
> *default tag=.
> will retreive FreeBSD-CURRENT, and when tag and date
> are absent you get
> the RCS files. My bad I guess.
> But, the documentation confused me with this:
> For our example, we wish to receive FreeBSD-CURRENT.
> We add this line
> at the beginning of our supfile:
> *default tag=.
> There is an important special case that comes into
> play if you specify
> neither a tag= field nor a date= field. In that
> case, you receive the
> actual RCS files directly from the server's CVS
> followed by this . . .
> Section A.6 contains branch tags that users might be
> interested in.
> When specifying a tag in CVSup's configuration file,
> it must be
> preceded with tag= (RELENG_4 will become
> tag=RELENG_4). Keep in mind
> that only the tag=. is relevant for the ports
> So, I am not sure what tag=. fetches when run on
> src-all. It it
> invalid (unpredictable) or actually FreeBSD-CURRENT?
> I don't have the example cvsup files in
> /usr/share/examples/cvsup. Did
> I not install a port?
> --Richard Schilling
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