Using CVSup

Steve Greenshaw steve at
Thu May 9 15:03:50 BST 2002


It would appear that there is a step missing in the tutorial that I
followed (from FreeBSD Unleashed ... generally a very good book, I
think). No mention of 'make update' in this though. 

My 'make.conf' in /etc (again following the guide in the book) contains:

CFLAGS= -O -pipe

I take it that I should add uncommented versions of:

#SUP_UPDATE=     yes
#SUP=            /usr/local/bin/cvsup
#SUPFLAGS=       -g -L 2
#SUPFILE=        /usr/share/examples/cvsup/stable-supfile
#PORTSSUPFILE=   /usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile
#DOCSUPFILE=     /usr/share/examples/cvsup/doc-supfile

I would point the SUPHOST to the same as in my cvsupfile? and the final
three would all point to my cvsupfile?

At what stage do I then have to do a 'make update'?



Paul Richards wrote:
> On Thu, 2002-05-09 at 15:38, Steve Greenshaw wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I've just finished all the buildworld and installworld etc., etc. on
> > what was a 4.4 server in an attempt to bring it up to 4.5
> Did you run `make update`?
> Running buildworld doesn't update the sources. For `make update` to work
> you also need to set the SUP* settings in /etc/make.conf to enable cvsup
> updates and to point to the cvsupfile.
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