On Sun, Jan 06, 2008 at 02:10:59PM +0100, Walter Jansen wrote: > Hi > > > > Upon reading chapters of the Handbook about the Ports collection and CVSup, > I wanted to CVSup the ports collection for the RELEASE 6.2. Stupidly using > the wrong tag (tag=.), I erroneously but successfully installed the CURRENT > version. I could have used SYSINSTALL for the RELEASE 6.2 ports, but for the > sake of learning and training myself I did not. > > > > Problem: > > - I ran CVSup again with the correct tag but though everything in the > process looked normal, the map usr/ports remains empty and nor with whereis > nor with pkg_xxx any information about ports can be found. > > Questions: > > - What did I do wrong in the process?.
You used the wrong tag. If you want the exact version of the ports tree that shipped with 6.2 the correct tag to use is "RELEASE_6_2_0". "RELENG_6_2_0_RELEASE" is the tag used for the base system corresponding to 6.2-RELEASE. > > - Is cvsup for installation of RELEASE 6.2 ports collection a bad idea > anyway (technically) ? If you actually want the ports tree as it was when 6.2-RELEASE was made, then it is not a bad idea. Most of the time one would like a more updated version of the ports tree though. > > > > Proces: > > - I use the recently installed cvsup-without-gui, installed from ports > > - I deleted all entries and maps in/under /usr/ports (as recommended in the > Handbook) > > > > - I modified the ports-supfile in usr/share/examples/cvsup and copied it to > portswj-supfile in the same map (not good practice I know now....) > > The settings in the -supfile where: > > *default host=cvsup15.FreeBSD.org > > *default base=/var/db > > *default prefix=/usr > > *default release=cvs tag=RELENG_6_2_0_RELEASE (the handbook suggests > that this is a valid tag for ports) I doubt the handbook suggests that. If it does it is wrong. > > *default delete use-rel-suffix (I could not find a meaning for this in > the books, anyone can tell me please?) Read the cvsup(1) manpage. > > *default compress > > ports-all > > > > - I ran: cvsup -L 2 /usr/share/examples/cvsup/portswj-supfile > > The conversation looked OK, no error messages but also no scrolling list of > files > > There is a logfile in /var/db/sup ports-all, something like > <nnnnn>.cvs:RELENG_6_2_0_RELEASE. It shows a list of all the elements of the > ports collection that looks normal and every record shows also > RELENG_6_2_0_RELEASE. > > > -- <Insert your favourite quote here.> Erik Trulsson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"