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Date:      Tue, 24 Mar 2009 10:07:14 +0000
From:      Bruce Cran <bruce@cran.org.uk>
To:        Matthias Apitz <guru@unixarea.de>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: updated "world" to CURRENT, how to update ports to CURRENT?
Message-ID:  <20090324100714.GA451@muon.cran.org.uk>
In-Reply-To: <20090324095431.GA4288@rebelion.Sisis.de>
References:  <20090324095431.GA4288@rebelion.Sisis.de>

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On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 10:54:31AM +0100, Matthias Apitz wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> I've updated FreeBSD in some VM from 7.0-REL to CURRENT (without any
> problem); but I'm unsure now how to bring the ports tree /usr/ports to
> CURRENT;
> 
> normally in 7.0-REL I've used 'portsnap fetch update', but this will
> perhaps not bring the ports tree to CURRENT; I've read a lot the
> handbook about, but it is not clear for me; should I use CVS as well to
> bring the /usr/ports to CURRENT, or something else?
> 

The ports tree isn't versioned like /usr/src; 'portsnap fetch' will
always fetch the latest copy from cvs mainline, and the only way to go back to
a branch (e.g RELENG_5_5_0) is by using csup, which you would only
really want to do if you're using a release of FreeBSD which has gone
out of support, such as 5.x.

-- 
Bruce Cran



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