[wplug-bsd] point of clarification

Brandon Kuczenski brandon at 301south.net
Thu Dec 9 20:37:58 EST 2004

On Thu, 9 Dec 2004, Tom Rhodes wrote:

> On Thu, 9 Dec 2004 19:52:12 -0500 (EST)
> Brandon Kuczenski <brandon at 301south.net> wrote:
> > .. what is "RELENG_4"?  How do I "get the latest of" it?
> >
> > ref: /usr/ports/UPDATING
> >
> RELENG_4 is the FreeBSD stable CVS branch for the 4.X releases,
> you can get the latest through CVSup:
> /usr/ports/net/cvsup (on some systems is cvsup-16h or something)
> /usr/ports/net/cvsup-without-gui

Okay -- it was just a question of terminology.  It was a hard thing to
google for.  I was afraid I would have to do the equivalent of upgrade the
kernel to get the "latest RELENG-4".

Which is better: to "make fetchindex" or to "portsdb -U"?  I mean, it
seems that the former is faster, but the latter can be performed without
network connectivity, but it takes forever.  I'm writing a cron script -
which should I use?


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