ANy difference between 5.X ports tree and 4.X ports tree ?
clark at ruminary.org
Thu Jan 15 01:16:33 PST 2004
On Thu, Jan 15, 2004 at 09:42:38AM +0100, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> John Kennedy <jk at jk.homeunix.net> writes:
>> There are *lots* of differences between 4.x, 5.x and current given some
> there is no "more or less". there is only one ports tree, and a
> freshly updated ports tree on a 4.9 box is exactly the same as a
> freshly updated ports tree on a 5.2 box.
the actual CVS tree yes, but from a user perspective where some
packages may build on 4-STABLE and not on 5-CURRENT there are
differences, that's why separate INDEX and INDEX-5 ports listings
exist where some ports will build under 4-STABLE but not 5-CURRENT.
One behavioral difference which I like is "make package" where
*.tgz packages are 4-STABLE and *.tbz packages are 5-CURRENT.
And to reiterate the answer to the original question the
ports-supfile should be set to "*default release=cvs tag=."
if you need the latest changes. The ports tree progresses
constantly independent of 4.x or 5.x except during code
freezes before a release so use the date tag in your cvusp
file if you want a static snapshot of the ports tree.
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