Ports & Packages [Stable] in sync

Fleuriot Damien ml at my.gd
Tue Feb 19 16:26:47 UTC 2013

On Feb 17, 2013, at 3:44 PM, Jeff Tipton <jeff.t at mail.com> wrote:

> On 02/17/2013 13:13, Damien Fleuriot wrote:
>> On 16 Feb 2013, at 16:56, Jeff Tipton <jeff.t at mail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I upgraded 9.0 -> 9.1 on my netbook and only then found out that there are no packages for 9.1-RELEASE. On my desktops, I keep ports and packages at the RELEASE versions, so I only have to compile when I need non-default options or when there are no packages. Would it be possible to get the ports snapshot that was used to compile the 9-STABLE packages? I think I could use subversion but then I need to know the revision number of that snapshot. What do you suggest?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Jeff
>> Hi Jeff,
>> I think you might be confused here.
>> It is my understanding that there are ports for:
>> - HEAD
>> - x.y-RELEASE
>> I don't think you're going to be able to get a snapshot from 9-STABLE, because -STABLE is a continuing work.
>> What version do you consider to be 9-STABLE ?
>> Every time there's a new commit you get a "new" 9-STABLE.
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> Thank you, Damien, for the reply. AFAIK, STABLE gets updated every 2 weeks but not every day, and it seems to be that because of the intrusion, it has not been updated for long. The versions of the ports that come with the 9.1-RELEASE are even slightly newer than those of 9-STABLE packages. I think if I don't get the revision number from which the 9-STABLE was updated last time I'll use the ports tree that comes with 9.1-RELEASE. I hope it won't cause much version incompatibilities.

I'm not sure where you're getting your 9-STABLE ports from, Jeff.

In the SVN repository I only see release tags and HEAD:

I also second Gilbert's advice about using HEAD for your ports tree, we do this here in production with over 50 boxes and have had no problems so far.

If you still want to use the branch from 9.1-RELEASE, it's here:

Note that, unless I'm wrong, you will not be getting *ANY* update to the ports tree then, it's frozen.
This means no security updates and all, AFAICT.

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