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Date:      Wed, 16 May 2007 09:33:31 +0200
From:      Erik Trulsson <>
To:        Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject:   Re: ports on FreeBSD 4
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <alpine.DEB.0.82.0705160000080.7181@pez2>
References:  <alpine.DEB.0.82.0705160000080.7181@pez2>

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On Wed, May 16, 2007 at 12:06:24AM -0700, Brian Behlendorf wrote:
> I realize the ports on RELENG_4 have been EOL'd, but I'm stuck on 4 for 
> one system due to instability currently with the RELENG_6 box that will 
> take its place.  I'd like to be able to get a ports tree that represents 
> the state of things just before support for 4.x was dropped. I thought I 
> read that the tag for that was RELENG_4_EOL.  I tried using that by going 
> into /etc/make.conf and changing
> PORTSSUPFILE=   /usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile
> to
> PORTSSUPFILE=   /usr/local/etc/ports-supfile
> and in /usr/local/etc/ports-supfile, a copy of 
> /usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile, I changed
> *default release=cvs tag=.
> to
> *default release=cvs tag=RELENG_4_EOL
> I did a "make update" in /usr/ports and it started to remove every file 
> under /usr/ports.  Yech.  I had to go back to using 
> /usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile and do a make update from 
> /usr/src to get a /usr/ports tree back, though now of course that 
> /usr/ports tree doesn't work for 4.x (it expects the new rc.subr stuff 
> for example).
> I realize I'm treading on retired ground here... but any ideas?

Yes, the tag you want to use is RELEASE_4_EOL, not RELENG_4_EOL.

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Erik Trulsson

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