RC1 packages

Erik H. Bakke ebakke at trolltech.com
Thu Jul 3 00:00:28 PDT 2003

On Thursday 05 June 2003 16:27, Jesse D. Guardiani wrote:
> Quick question:
> If I go ahead and install 5.1-RC1 now from ISO CDROM,
> will I have access to packages that are newer than the
> ones that come with FreeBSD 5.0-RELEASE? Or will they
> be the same packages as 5.0-RELEASE? Or will I not have
> access to packages at all? (That was always the case
> when I would CVSUP and buildworld on our servers)
You will have access to the newest ports tree through cvsup regardless  of 
what version of FreeBSD you are running. (As long as cvsup can run on it, 
that is ;)

Just make sure you check out the head of the ports tree (The "." tag), 
otherwise you will not get any ports.

> I ask because I need at LEAST XFree86 4.2.x for my laptop
> display to work properly with my ATI Radeon Mobility LY
> on my IBM Thinkpad A30p. And the last time I checked, I
> think 5.0-RELEASE only offered XFree86 4.1.x. And I'm not
> fond of compiling my x server by hand.

Once you have cvsupped to the latest ports you can just rebuild any packages 
you need to upgrade through the ports system :)

Erik H. Bakke

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