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

Pete French petefrench at
Sat Nov 24 08:40:40 PST 2007

> Yes, it definitely will not work.  When files are deleted from the ports 
> tree after your initial tarball extraction, c[v]sup will not notice that 
> they are missing (since it does not have a baseline), and will not 
> remove them.  Thus, you will encounter ports with "stale" patches that 
> no longer apply, or apply but break the compilation, etc.

Ahhh, right. So preseuably an install off the CD does something to
give csup a baseline which I am missing (or is csupping the ports on
a tree installed as part of the install process a bad idea too?).

> There is a FAQ about this on the cvsup webpage on that 
> explains in detail.

Thanks, will take a look. Learn something new every day I guess! :)


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