On Sun, Jan 06, 2008 at 08:05:17PM +0000, Frank Shute wrote: > 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).
Wrong. The ports tree is not branched, but it is tagged and it does have tags corresponding to each FreeBSD release. > > > > > > > > > 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. Of course there is a 6.2 ports collection. What else would you call the ports tree shipped with FreeBSD 6.2? > > > > > > > > > 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. Not quite identical. There are a couple of features that cvsup(1) has, but which csup(1) does not yet have. To just check out a copy of the ports tree either should work fine though. -- <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]"