Distinct base and ports update ?

Constant, Benjamin bconstant at be.tiauto.com
Tue Mar 22 08:00:29 PST 2005

Hello list,

I'm using cvsup to update my FreeBSD boxes trough a local cvsup mirror that
I cvsup only when only when I want/need because I want to avoid boxes
running different versions of FreeBSD/ports.

What I would like to do is to update the base and the ports at differents
time intervals. Working with two 'versions' will help me to update my ports
more often (e.g.: security issues) while the base will be updated less often
depending more on my own requirements (except for security and critical

cvsup-mirror (package used on my mirror) is great but it doesn't seem to be
easy / clean to implement what I want with it. Am I missing something here ?

I know that I can cvsup (on the client) the base and ports at a different
period but I want to be able to keep the same src tree across multiple ports
tree updates (on my mirror). Running a jail is a possibility but I'm first
looking for other users experiences...


Benjamin Constant
TI Automotive

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