which ports tag should i follow?

Josh Carroll josh.carroll at gmail.com
Mon Mar 31 22:43:50 PDT 2008

On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 12:26 AM, CY Teng <supertcy at gmail.com> 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 "."?

Generally, you want to use ".". The only time you'd use a specific tag
is in rare cases where you're using an old (EOL'd) version of FreeBSD
and want to point to a known-good snapshot of the ports tree for that
branch. For example, RELEASE_4_EOL.

So the short answer is, stick with "." as the tag.


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