Hi, Barry On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 1:09 PM, Barry McCormick <ba...@pdc4u.com> wrote: > Here at my work we use FreeBSD in production. We have the following > debate and wish to know better the differences between cvsup(csup) and > portsnap. One of my co-workers think that portsnap should NOT be used > and only gets the latest and greatest port collection, no matter what > version of FreeBSD is on the server. 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. >
Either way, with 5.X being EOL'd, there is no guarantee current ports will work. > I have always used portsnap to set up a new machine. I have never had > it pull a wrong port that I knew of. I think it has to pay attention to > the version of the ports it is pulling. > > > which is right? This is a major issue with our production servers. > Thanks > Neither one is "right", per se. However, if you use one, continue to use _that_one_ to avoid conflicts. -- Glen Barber _______________________________________________ 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"