"Z. Wade Hampton" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> Hello to all,
> Not long ago, I ran cvsup "successfully".
> In the example cvs-supfile, the following opening lines exist:
> # base=/var/db
> #               This specifies the root where CVSup will store information
> #               about the collections you have transferred to your system.
> #               A setting of "/var/db" will generate this information in
> #               /var/db/sup.  Even if you are CVSupping a large number of
> #               collections, you will be hard pressed to generate more than
> #               ~1MB of data in this directory.  You can override the
> #               "base" setting on the command line with cvsup's "-b base"
> #               option.  This directory must exist in order to run CVSup.
> #
> # prefix=/home/ncvs
> #               This specifies where to place the requested files.  A
> #               setting of "/home/ncvs" will place all of the files
> #               requested in /home/ncvs (e.g., "/home/ncvs/src/bin",
> #               "/home/ncvs/ports/archivers").  The prefix directory
> #               must exist in order to run CVSup.
> I attempted running cvsup with "base" and "prefix" locations other than the 
> ones stated above; and, it did not work.
> However, when I edited the supfile as described above, the whole process ran 
> to completion, "successfully".
> Well, now I have an updated ports tree in /home/ncvs/ports instead 
> of /usr/ports.
> So, my question this morning is what do I do with that?  Do I 
> treat /home/ncvs/ports as if it were /usr/ports?
> Do I copy the entire /home/ncvs/ports directory to /usr/ports for updated 
> ports?

You can do either.  The former will allow you to continue to update
the tree in the future with fewer problems.  

The advice for you probably depends on why you wanted to set
non-standard locations in the first place, which is not clear.
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