On Fri, 29 May 2009 11:09:41 -0600, Barry McCormick <ba...@pdc4u.com> wrote: > For example, if you are still > running a 5.4 stable box in production and use any of the portsnap, > portupgrade, etc utilities, you would pull the current version ports and > NOT from teh directory of the 5.4 ports. I.E, risk breaking the > production box. So you should not use portsnap ever except for dev > boxes.
As far as I understood, the ports tree is always "up to date", i. e. ther's no separate tree for 5, 6 and 7 (and 8). If you update your ports tree, using portsnap or c(v)sup, you end up with the latest tree. There isn't a separate ports tree for, ket's say, 5.4-RELEASE, except you use that from the installation media (or from FTP) and DON'T update it. In addition, if you use cvsup to update your sources, you can of course specify the exact release (with patches), the release branch (stable) or the current point in development (head). There's a tool called portdowngrade (if I remember correctly) that lets you fetch ports from an older version. -- Polytropon >From Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"