Jez Hancock jez.hancock at
Thu Feb 12 09:21:48 PST 2004

On Thu, Feb 12, 2004 at 11:08:30AM -0600, Joe Stuart wrote:
> I'm running freebsd 4.8 and trying to use cvsup to update my ports tree.
> My supfile contains.
> *default tag=RELENG_4_8
> *default
> *default prefix=/usr
> *default release=cvs delete use-rel-suffix compress
> ports-all
> But when I run it it deleted about %90 of my ports.  
> Any help is appreciated.

You need to change the tag line to read:

*default tag=.

Your best bet is to use the sample supfile here:


which has lots of useful comments in it.


Jez Hancock
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