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.
You used the right tag. There is only a current tag as you only have a current ports tree to be used for all releases ie 6.2,6.3 & 7.0 (The ports might work with older releases too). > > > > 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. You ran cvsup again with the wrong tag. > > Questions: > > - What did I do wrong in the process?. Used the wrong tag second time around. > > - Is cvsup for installation of RELEASE 6.2 ports collection a bad idea > anyway (technically) ? No. Although there is no 6.2 ports collection, just CURRENT. > > > > Proces: > > - I use the recently installed cvsup-without-gui, installed from ports Use csup(1) it's identical to cvsup but no dependencies as it's in base & written in C. > > - I deleted all entries and maps in/under /usr/ports (as recommended in the > Handbook) All you need is the empty dir /usr/ports and c(v)sup will fill it. > > > > - 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) > > *default delete use-rel-suffix (I could not find a meaning for this in > the books, anyone can tell me please?) > > *default compress > > ports-all Try this as your ports-supfile: *default host=cvsup15.FreeBSD.org *default base=/var/db *default prefix=/usr *default release=cvs tag=. *default delete use-rel-suffix *default compress ports-all and run: csup -L 2 /usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile and it should download the current ports tree. For the src supfile you should use the tag: *default release=cvs tag=RELENG_6_3 as 6.3 is pretty close to release and you'll get 6.3RC2 probably. or if you want 7.0RC2(?) *default release=cvs tag=RELENG_7_0 For the src-supfile you only need to set that tag and the default host and it should work. Regards, -- Frank Contact info: http://www.esperance-linux.co.uk/misc/contact.html _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"