ports sup tag (was: Re: )
petefrench at keithprowse.com
Fri Jan 16 06:59:52 PST 2004
> There is no such a thing as "4.9 ports tree" or "5.2 ports tree". Some
Sigh.. to make it *very* clear
"4.9 ports tree" = "the ports tree that was on the 4.9 RELEASE CD"
"5.2 ports tree" = "the ports tree that was on the 5.2 RELEASE CD"
> release, from which the packages for that release where build, in which
> case you will use the release name, eg. 4_9_0.
Which is what I *do* want.
I am cvsupping anumber of machines. I am doing this on different days, but I
want to end up with the same ports. If I just use '.' then I cant guarantee
this, as ports change all the time. If I use one of the tags then I know
I am getting the same set of ports. I also know that as that set of ports
was frozen for a release then they are guaranteed to work and build together.
I hav (occasionally) used the '.' tag and got a set of ports that didnt quite
I dont see why people have a conceptual problem with this. To me its the
obvious way to ensure that you are always going to get the same set of ports
on a machine, no matter how far into the future from the -RELEASE you
happen to update it.
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