which ports tag should i follow?

Terry Sposato terry at sucked-in.com
Mon Mar 31 22:04:08 PDT 2008

CY Teng wrote:
> Hi,
> i'm a newbie to freebsd. after reading handbook, i chose 7.0-stable and
> cvsup src-all, and now i don't know which ports tag to cvsup?
> does ports cvs tree have RELENG_7 tag too, or i should follow tag "."?
> thanks
> tengcy
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Hi CY,

Your best bet is to use 'portsnap'.
It is located in base and very simple to use.

man portsnap for more information

When you first use it you can follow these steps:

sudo portsnap fetch extract

Then at subsequent occasions when you want to upgrade your ports tree 
issue the following command:

sudo portsnap fetch update

Alternatively it can be run daily via the system crontab with the 
following command:

portsnap cron update

Hope this helps,


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