cvsup collection question

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Fri May 30 15:06:54 PDT 2003

On Fri, May 30, 2003 at 11:57:47AM +0100, Tom Stockton wrote:

> '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 ?

You should always use the latest version of all the ports, as they
usually have all the latest exploit/bug fixes. Using the CURRENT tag
on ports-all is the correct thing to do.

> Also what is the src-all collection ?  How does it differ from ports-all ?

src-all refers to the FreeBSD base sources. ports-all refers to all
3rd party source that can be optionally installed.
Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
  If you're right 90% of the time, why quibble about the remaining 3%?

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