cvsup stuff in BETA4

Ulf Lilleengen lulf at
Sun Sep 11 01:18:36 PDT 2005

On 17:16, Sat 10 Sep 05, David O'Brien wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 10, 2005 at 07:43:44PM +0200, Philip S. Schulz wrote:
> > on 10.09.2005 19:15 Uhr Emanuel Strobl said the following:
> > >Hello,
> > >
> > >I just installed BETA4 on my laptop and saw that the stable-supfile still 
> > >has RELENG_5 as default tag. Shouldn't this be changed to RELENG_6?
> > >Another question: Why are these example files in the base system while 
> > >cvsup itself isn't? I think they should be located 
> > >in /usr/local/share/examples, or /usr/local/etc together with the port...
> > 
> > Because you would still need to build ezm3 to build cvsup. And, AFAIK, 
> > there are platforms where cvsup is not fully supported, amd64 comes to 
> > mind...
> No.  It is that way purely by tradition.  We feel that it is easiest to
> keep the cvsup example files in the base system so that we can make it
> easier for the user to have the right RELENG_X tag, etc...
> CVSup isn't in /usr/src because it is written in Modula-3 and we don't
> want to bring a Modula-3 compiler into the base system.  It has nothing
> to do with architectures.
> -- 
> -- David  (obrien at
A rewrite of cvsup in C is in motion, called, csup:

I've been helping maxime a bit with it, but more help is appreciated!
- Ulf Lilleengen

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