-Stable periodic updates

Conrad J. Sabatier conrads at cox.net
Sat Nov 5 06:23:25 UTC 2011

On Fri, 4 Nov 2011 23:24:37 -0300
Zantgo <zantgo at gmail.com> wrote:

> It turns out that I have downloaded FreeBSD 8.2-stable as the
> repository,

Do you mean you csupped the CVS repository?

> so I guess you no longer need to update the ports and
> src, as you would a regular basis,

If I'm understanding your question correctly, you've csupped the CVS
repository (are you sure you meant to do this?), and would like to know
whether or not it's still necessary to update your ports and src trees.

The answer is: of course it's necessary!  How else would you keep your
ports and src trees up to date?  The CVS repository and your src/ports
trees are not the same thing.   The repository is the source from which
you can update your src/ports trees.  The difference is that, if you're
maintaining a local copy of the CVS repository, then you would update
your ports and src trees from the local CVS repo using cvs instead of

Somehow, I don't think you meant to grab the CVS repo.  Sounds to me
like you used the cvs-supfile by mistake.

You *really* need to read the documentation more carefully.  Everything
you've been asking about recently is already explained in the Handbook.

> the problem is that I have not
> found such a manual on the web, so how are regular updates
> in-STABLE?, just download everything from cvsup and ready?, will not
> have to do the same thing to convert releases in stable right?,
> because I mean regular updates.

Your questions are not at all clear.  Please be more precise about what
you're asking.  No one can help you if they can't even understand what
it is you're asking for help with.

Again, go back and read the Handbook sections on using csup, updating
your src and ports trees, etc.  No one is interested in repeating
information that is already available in a complete and detailed form.

Conrad J. Sabatier
conrads at cox.net

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