[31025] trunk/doc-new/guide/xml/installing.xml

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Tue Nov 13 21:38:09 PST 2007

Revision: 31025
Author:   markd at macports.org
Date:     2007-11-13 21:38:07 -0800 (Tue, 13 Nov 2007)

Log Message:
Explain that there is no versioning with the ports collection.

Modified Paths:

Modified: trunk/doc-new/guide/xml/installing.xml
--- trunk/doc-new/guide/xml/installing.xml	2007-11-14 05:03:46 UTC (rev 31024)
+++ trunk/doc-new/guide/xml/installing.xml	2007-11-14 05:38:07 UTC (rev 31025)
@@ -131,12 +131,19 @@
     <para>If you are using OS X, you should install MacPorts using the OS X
     package installer unless you do not wish to install it to
     <filename>/opt/local/</filename>, the default MacPorts location, or if you
-    wish to install a pre-release version of MacPorts. However, if you wish to
-    install <ulink url="installing.source.multiple">multiple copies of
+    wish to install a pre-release version of MacPorts base. However, if you
+    wish to install <ulink url="installing.source.multiple">multiple copies of
     MacPorts</ulink> or install MacPorts on another OS platform, you must
     <link linkend="installing.source">install MacPorts from the source
+    <note>
+      <para>Though a distinction is made between pre-release and release
+      versions of MacPorts base, the ports collection supports no versioning;
+      a <link linkend="installing.selfupdate">selfupdate</link> installs the
+      latest commits from subversion (at a slight delay).</para>
+    </note>
     <section id="installing.binary">
       <title>OS X Package Install</title>
@@ -165,7 +172,7 @@
         linkend="installing.selfupdate">selfupdate</link> operation
         immediately after installing MacPorts. If a newer MacPorts base point
         revision has been released before a new package installer has been
-        made, it is automatically upgraded.</para>
+        made, it is automatically updated.</para>

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