The Ports Tree -up-dating
nik at freebsd.org
Mon Nov 12 11:50:16 GMT 2001
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On Sat, Nov 10, 2001 at 04:29:35PM +0000, Peter James wrote:
> I am still finding it impossible to up-date the ports tree, and I wonder =
> anyone on this group could just fault-find for me as follows.
How did you install CVSup? What does
> 1.The file cvsup-bin is located in /usr/ports/distfiles/cvsup-bin Is thi=
> the correct directory for the file?
Possibly, but that's not relevant.
> 2. The file ports-supfile is in the same directory. Is this correct?
No. Well, it's unusual, anyway. Since this is a configuration file it
would be usual to place this under /usr/local/etc/. I have a
collection of these files,
and so on.
> 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"
Move ports-supfile to /usr/local/etc, and then run
cvsup -g /usr/local/etc/ports-supfile
and send the results. Make sure you do this as root.
> My ports-supfile reads:
> *default host=3Dcvsup.uk.FreeBSD.org
> *default base=3D/usr
> *default prefix=3D/usr
> *default release=3Dcvs tag=3DRELENG_4_4
> *default delete use-rel-suffix
> *default compress
> ports-all tag=3D.
That looks fine.
> It might be indicative that whilst I can connect via dialup, I can't=20
> install a port either. =20
What error messages do you get? If you can't install ports, how did
you install CVSup in the first place?
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