Using CVSup

Steve Greenshaw steve at softgreen.co.uk
Thu May 9 16:10:29 BST 2002


Excellent. Many thanks. I'll give it a try tomorrow.

Steve.

Paul Richards wrote:
> 
> On Thu, 2002-05-09 at 16:03, Steve Greenshaw wrote:
> > Ah!
> >
> > 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
> > NOPROFILE= true
> > ///
> >
> > I take it that I should add uncommented versions of:
> >
> > ///
> > #SUP_UPDATE=     yes
> > #SUP=            /usr/local/bin/cvsup
> > #SUPFLAGS=       -g -L 2
> > #SUPHOST=        cvsup.uk.FreeBSD.org
> > #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?
> 
> If you're cvsupping the cvs rep then you only need to point SUPFILE at
> your cvsupfile, the others won't be used.
> 
> > At what stage do I then have to do a 'make update'?
> 
> A make update will run cvsup, and then do a cvs update of your source
> tree.
> 
> You need to run make update, before make world, so you get the most up
> to date sources before you start building.
> 
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