The Ports Tree -up-dating
p_f_james at lineone.net
Sat Nov 10 16:29:35 GMT 2001
I am still finding it impossible to up-date the ports tree, and I wonder if
anyone on this group could just fault-find for me as follows.
1.The file cvsup-bin is located in /usr/ports/distfiles/cvsup-bin Is this
the correct directory for the file?
2. The file ports-supfile is in the same directory. Is this correct?
3. Once I have connected to my ISP using ppp papchap I run the following
command from /usr/ports/distfiles/
"cvsup -g -L 2 ports-supfile"
only to get the error message "Warning cvsup: Failed 1"
My ports-supfile reads:
*default release=cvs tag=RELENG_4_4
*default delete use-rel-suffix
I am running FreeBSD 4.3 installed from CD's dated April 2001 copy right
"WindRiver Systems" 2001. I am at my wits end and running out of
patience. I've got a copy of the FreeBSD Handbook but I can't find out
where I my setup is incorrect. It does seem a little vague on where the
binaries and supfiles should be located, and I guess that's where I'm going
It might be indicative that whilst I can connect via dialup, I can't
install a port either. I can browse and send E-mail OK though.
Am I doing something so wrong that I'll never get the ports update done? I
would appreciate any help. I would like to junk Windows, but until I can
get FreeBSD working at least reasonably satisfactorily that is a pipe dream.
please reply to: pfjames at pingu.co.uk
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