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 problem with updating ports
Author: Roman Serbski 
Date:   18-12-00 05:48

Good day everybody!

I read article on ( so, I wanted to update my ports tree. Everything was fine, but after updating, when I go to /usr/ports/databases/mysql322-server (for example) I do not see nothing (there is no Makefile, descr, pkg, md5 folders), just README.html file. Did I miss something?

Thank you.

PS: I use FreeBSD 4.2-STABLE.
PSS: ports-cvsup file:

*default base=/usr
*default prefix=/usr
*default release=cvs tag=RELENG_4
*default delete use-rel-suffix

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 Re: problem with updating ports
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   18-12-00 06:51

change your release tag. It's wrong. To find out how to update your ports, read the <a href="">FreeBSD handbook</a>.

To see what I did, click on topics (available from most if not all pages of this website), then look at the ports section and look for <i>Updating the ports collection</i>. In there, you'll see that you should be using the template provided.

In short, ports have no version. There is only the HEAD tag. For that, you want to use




But use the template at /usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile

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 Re: problem with updating ports
Author: Roman Serbski 
Date:   18-12-00 12:42

Hi Dan Langille

Thank you very much! It works!
I was confused about tag value, because I've just finished updating 4.0 Release to 4.2 Stable, using your manual. So I thought I should change tag for ports updating to RELENG_4 too.
It was my mistake.

Thank you again and best regards!

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