On Tue, Mar 16, 2004 at 01:25:33PM -0600, Scott K. Benolkin wrote:
> For CVSuping a ports tree (e.g., the ports distribution from a release CD)
> for the first time (i.e., no preexisting checkouts file), section 4.3 of
> Salvo Bartolotta's "CVSup Advanced Points" article
> (http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/cvsup-advanced/article
> .html)
> recommends, "you should specify a date as close as possible to that of
> `shipping' of your ports tree."  It's easy enough to do this roughly, but
> I'm curious if anyone knows an "official" (or at least surefire) way to
> easily and precisely determine the "shipping" date of a ports tree
> (realizing that the "date" keyword will specify a time down to the second).
>  I'm not trying to say this is essential, but if there's a best practice,
> I'd like to know.

cvsup to the tag of the release you are installing.  See the handbook
for information about cvsup tags.

Kris

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