names of supfiles in /usr/share/examples/cvsup
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Sun Dec 5 23:39:10 PST 2004
For 5.3 in /usr/share/examples/cvsup, there's:
stable-supfile : for FreeBSD-stable
standard-supfile : for FreeBSD-current
I find this naming rather confusing. Why "stable" refers to STABLE, but
"standard" refers to CURRENT ?
This causes unnecessary confusion. Why not the following name convention:
release-supfile : for FreeBSD-RELEASE
stable-supfile : for FreeBSD-STABLE
current-supfile : for FreeBSD-CURRENT
as default supplied files in /usr/share/examples/cvsup ?
At least the naming of files is then very obvious for people
who start learning about the cvsup stuff.
Another point, which I miss in the guidelines for using these files:
I would advice people to do one of following (whatever appropriate)
cvsup -h your.nearest.server.org /usr/share/examples/cvsup/release-supfile
cvsup -h your.nearest.server.org /usr/share/examples/cvsup/stable-supfile
cvsup -h your.nearest.server.org /usr/share/examples/cvsup/current-supfile
instead of copying the files and edit them. Usually one only needs to modify
the server's hostname; the -h option can do that in an easier way.
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