Proposal: make portsnap generate INDEX-${OSREL:R} only by default

Jamie Landeg-Jones jamie at
Fri Aug 7 15:51:28 UTC 2015

Xin Li <delphij at> wrote:

> On 8/6/15 22:24, Kevin Oberman wrote:
> > Or the code in portsnap could be modified to get the current
> > running version.
> I thought about this today but it won't work as advertised: someone
> (currently me) still have to tweak the portsnap builder configuration
> to announce new major version (9, 10, 11 now, and we would need 12
> when 11.0-STABLE appears).  However, freebsd-update or mergemaster
> would take care for this.

I was going to suggest this too. Isn't this information available
using /bin/freebsd-version -u ?

Yes, I realise this script basically has it hardcoded, but it seems,
therefore, that someone already has the task to announce new major
version in that file!


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