June 4th, 2004, 10:43

I installed my first ever OpenBSD on a machine. I want to use cvs to get src and port but I'm very confused about stable and current. I would like to use stable for src and use current ports (latest software). Is it possible for me to use both?

Do anybody have better suggestion? I'd like to use current ports and have stable OpenBSD.

June 4th, 2004, 10:58
Taken from the obsd FAQ at

DO NOT mix versions of Ports and OpenBSD! If your system is Release, use the Release version of the ports tree. Don't try to use a -Current version of the Ports tree on a -Release or -Stable system. Not only is it not likely to work, you will irritate people when you ask for help about why "nothing seems to work!" Note that there is a -Stable ( branch of the Ports tree as well, where critical fixes to -Release ports will be made.

Yes, this really does mean a wonderful new port will not typically work on your "older" system -- even if that system was -current just a few weeks ago.

June 4th, 2004, 11:11
Hmm, I suppose I'll use stable for OpenBSD 3.5. Thanks man.