updated "world" to CURRENT, how to update ports to CURRENT?

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at msu.edu
Tue Mar 24 08:35:19 PDT 2009

On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 10:54:31AM +0100, Matthias Apitz wrote:

> Hello,
> I've updated FreeBSD in some VM from 7.0-REL to CURRENT (without any
> problem); but I'm unsure now how to bring the ports tree /usr/ports to
> normally in 7.0-REL I've used 'portsnap fetch update', but this will
> perhaps not bring the ports tree to CURRENT; I've read a lot the
> handbook about, but it is not clear for me; should I use CVS as well to
> bring the /usr/ports to CURRENT, or something else?

Just put the line

ports-all tag=.

in your supfile whenever you do the csup.   

Remember what the ports tree is - a skeleton for installing ports.
Doing this will just bring the tree up to date.   Then you will need
to build and install the desired ports to get the actual utilities

You might also add
doc-all tag=.

to the supfile to get the latest docs.


> Thx for a pointer
> 	matthias
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