On Wed, Dec 17, 2003 at 04:00:14AM +0000, Jonathon McKitrick wrote: > I run cvsup to get the ports collection updates about once or twice a week. > I noticed that the list of ports on the FreeBSD website has separate > categories for KDE and Gnome. However, when I cvsup with 'ports-all' in my > cvsup file, I don't get these directories in /usr/ports/. > > Is this an issue for some reason, or just a silly oversight of mine?
These are so called 'virtual' categories, which means essentially what you've observed: the port has the entry in it's CATEGORIES variable, but there isn't a corresponding directory in the ports tree. A virtual category cannot be the first category in the list. Virtual categories exist to provide alternate routes to locating a port or package via the web site. If they are sufficiently popular, eventually they may transform into a real category, as happened to the 'dns' category fairly recently. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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