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

Kris Kennaway kris at
Sat Nov 24 08:48:13 PST 2007

Pete French wrote:
>> 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?).

The latter.  It would be a nice idea to try and improve this.


>> 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! :)
> -pete.

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