supfile tag to use? port/src

Julien Gabel jpeg at
Mon Feb 9 09:28:34 PST 2004

> I am a little confused by what the website says and
> what the example supfiles have.
> 1. When do I use "tag=."?  T he website says only use
> this for ports, but in my
> /usr/share/examples/cvsup/standard-supfile the tag is
> set to "tag=.".   I thought "tag=." was saying 'gimme
> the lastest thing available', but I could be mistaken.

You are right.
/usr/share/examples/cvsup/stable-supfile is more... explicit :)

> 2.  I am running 5.2-CURRENT and I want to upgrade to
> 5.2.1, must I change my tag to RELENG_5_2_1? or can I
> use "tag=.", which as I understand it is suspossed to
> be equal to CURRENT.  Isn't 5.2.1 now CURRENT?

For FreeBSD-5.2 security fix branch, you can use the RELENG_5_2
tag according to the Handbook:\

5.2.1 is not here right now.


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