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If I have to maintain different versions of distfiles e.g RELENG_8_0_0_RELEASE and HEAD for src tree,
Should I set/use different "base" directories such as /var/db/1 , /var/db/2, or the CVsup won't confilict these different status files for different branch/RELEASE of a same tree such as "src" or "ports"
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I don't know why you'd want to have to have multiple src trees (cross-compiling for another system?) But you shouldn't have to chance the base. inside /var/db/sup is a checkout file. Mine ends in RELENG_8 (8.0-STABLE, which I run.) I imagine it'd generate a second file if you supped HEAD.

I don't know about how well the src would divide in the /usr folder though, you might have to set two different prefixes (although I don't know)

ports also won't matter here because you'll want to be tracking HEAD for the ports tree. When you specify anything else (e.g. RELENG_8_0_0_RELEASE) you're getting the ports tree as it existed when 8.0-RELEASE was frozen to be put on CD/ftp for distribution.

Going to need someone else to comment on the /prefix with two src trees though. I've never done it :P I've never tried to cross-compile a different version of FreeBSD.
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I don't know about how well the src would divide in the /usr folder though, you might have to set two different prefixes (although I don't know)
You will need a different prefix, otherwise both would be put in /usr/src/ overwriting each other.
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so what about If I we're going to plan install ports in different location, eh
/foo/ports?
I remember that there's some files like "bsd.port.mk" that is included in the porting, and for example this file contaions a line of code like :

Code:
PORTSDIR?=              /usr/ports
.
.
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DISTDIR?=               ${PORTSDIR}/distfiles
_DISTDIR?=              ${DISTDIR}/${DIST_SUBDIR}
INDEXDIR?=              ${PORTSDIR}
now, when we change the Default Directory for ports,
what should I do to this situation?
Do I need to change all
Code:
Mk
files's contents?
or it up to csup/CVsup ?
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IMHO, you are asking for trouble

If I would have to maintain three versions, I would install these different FreeBSD versions each on a different slice/MBR partition. At boot time select wich version and off you go.

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Thanks, a lot. You helped me again (several in past week).
I think so. I'll do this suggestion.
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