cvsup ports question Freebsd 5.2

Kent Stewart kstewart at
Fri Feb 6 10:41:09 PST 2004

On Friday 06 February 2004 10:32 am, jens wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I have build the ports tree using the default ports-sup file tag
> tag=.
> I want to understand why my ports tree is wiped off when i change the
> tag value to
> or
> or
> RELENG_5_2
> in order to get the ports updating. I followed the instructions of
> the bsd manual assuming to stick to the latest stable version/branch.
> Exerpt of the ports sup_file
> # IMPORTANT: Change the next line to use one of the CVSup mirror
> sites # listed at
> *default
> *default base=/usr
> *default prefix=/usr
> *default release=cvs tag=RELENG_5_2_0_RELEASE
> *default delete use-rel-suffix
> does that mean there is no upgrade of the ports. I assume not because
> the whole tree is wiped off.

That is what it means. The only tag for ports is "tag=.". They may build 
packages for 5.2-release but cvsup only knows about tag=. for 

Kent Stewart
Richland, WA

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