Is it O.K. to use the 7.0 ports tree on 6.3 ?

Stephen Montgomery-Smith stephen at
Fri Nov 23 11:31:50 PST 2007

Pete French wrote:
> I have a set of machines running 7.0 and a set running 6.3 which I
> would like to use the same ports on. I was under the impression that
> there was only one ports tree, so is it safe to simply untar the
> ports.tgz file from 7.0 on the 6.3 machines, rename INDEX-7 to INDEX-6
> and install away, or are there more subtle differences to tran the unwary ?
> cheers,
> -pcf.

I think that they are the same, except INDEX-6 and INDEX-7 differ.  So 
do your tar-untaring, and then do make fetchindex on the 6.3 machine(s).

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