Distinct base and ports update ?

Freddie Cash fcash-ml at sd73.bc.ca
Wed Mar 23 08:36:31 PST 2005

On March 22, 2005 11:50 pm, Constant, Benjamin wrote:
> I think this may work if I use two cvsup files (one for the src-all and
> the other one for the ports) using a different date inside.

You should always use separate supfiles for the source and ports trees.  
Why?  Because the ports tree changes on a daily basis, and the source tree 
may only change every couple of months (depending on the branch you are 
tracking).  Why compare every single file in the source tree on your 
system and the cvsup server when all you want to do is get the latest 
ports tree??

Keep them separate.  Keep the tags separate.  And only update the source 
tree when you need to.

And, if all your systems are on a LAN, then why not NFS mount the /usr/src 
and /usr/ports directories off a central system?  That way, you only have 
to update one system, and you're guaranteed that all the servers have the 
same source and ports trees.  Just set the work directory prefix (it's 
listed in the ports(7) man page) so that the compilation work directories 
are local, and you're set.

Alternatively, just have 1 build system that makes packages, and copy those 
packages out to the other servers, and do the installs/upgrades with 
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