2nd UK User Conference - call for papers?
mark at dogma.freebsd-uk.eu.org
Thu Jul 13 19:16:30 BST 2000
On Thu, Jul 13, 2000 at 07:11:54PM +0100, Martin Hopkins wrote:
> >>>>> "Mark" == Mark Ovens <mark at dogma.freebsd-uk.eu.org> writes:
> Mark> On Thu, Jul 13, 2000 at 04:27:00PM +0100, David Marsh at home wrote:
> >> On 12-Jul-00 Mark Ovens wrote:
> >> >
> >> > I was thinking about a topic I could offer to talk about at the next
> >> > conference and decided on the Ports (what they are, how they work,
> >> > keeping up to date, and something about "undocumented" features).
> >> > Anyway, if the Windows thing doesn't prevail then consider this a firm
> >> > offer from me.
> >> That would be excellent too!
> >> Perhaps if that could be expanded to "keeping up to date" in general?
> >> I'm still running 3.2, and I've noticed recently that various recent ports
> >> from freebsd.org seem to have a different port/makefile format which means
> >> that I can't install them.
> >> I sense that a major system upgrade will be in the offing soon, and
> >> naturally this strikes fear into my heart. :-(
> >> I've read about CVSup and CTM, but I don't know if these are really viable
> >> options over a modem (thoughts of downloading hundreds of megabytes of
> >> stuff, when I only have 35 hours of 'free' internet time, and flatmates who
> >> want to use the phone ;-)
> Mark> That's what put me off for so long. I read that the source tree was
> Mark> over 200MB, but if you've got the CDs just install the sources from
> Mark> there, install cvsup and start using it. The first time you run cvsup
> Mark> you should run it with a special tag
> Mark> (http://www.polstra.com/projects/freeware/CVSup/faq.html#adopt) to
> Mark> build a checkout file for the sources *you* have, then run it again
> Mark> (without the special tag) to upgrade.
> Mark> Those first 2 runs may take a couple of hours each, but after that it
> Mark> shouldn't take much longer than 10-15 mins max if you run it a couple
> Mark> of times a week.
> Even at once a week it will rarely take more time than that, quite a
> lot of that is fixed overhead i.e it will take a while to decide not t
> download anything.
Good point. I tend to run it 4 or 5 times a week (like right now,
since writing that message prompted me :)).
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