cvsup collection question

Kjell Midtseter kmidtset at
Fri May 30 04:50:23 PDT 2003

On Friday, 30 May 2003 at 11:57:47 +0100, Tom Stockton wrote:
> Apologies for stupidity, I've read the documentation a million times and 
> I've got a headache.
> I've installed 4.7 release from an ftp server, I want to get the latest 
> ports collection to match this release.  It looks like I want to specify 
> 'ports-all' in my cvsup file, however a note in the documentation says that
> "The ports tree does not have any tag associated with it, it is always 
> I dont like the look of this...I'd like to specify the tag RELENG_4_7 but 
> this note seems to make that redundant ?
The only thing you should change in the ports template file is the cvsup
server. The ports are the same regardless of what release you are running.

> Also what is the src-all collection ?  How does it differ from ports-all ?
The 'src-all collection' is all the sources for the kernel and supporting functions.
The 'ports-all collection' is a collection of some 8000 programs that have been
adapted (ported) to the FreeBSD environment. The ports are optional, and you 
load only those applications you need.
If you look at you will see
how I go about updating my ports.
Regards from Kjell

> Thanks for your time.
> Tom

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