On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 01:29:26AM +0000, b. f. typed: > Lane Holcombe wrote: > > >Here's what you do: Setup for yourself a local cvs repository like so: > > > >portinstall -Pp net/cvsup-mirror > > > >You have to make decisions about what to mirror, but in the end you will > >have a semi-authoritative mirror of all the source and ports for the > >whole dang FreeBSD development tree, that will maintain itself and be > >ready when you need it. > > It's good advice to make sure that you are using a base system and > ports tree that are up-to-date, or at least contemporaneous and from a > stable snapshot. But it seems to me to be overkill to ask someone who > is having trouble installing ports to mirror the FreeBSD repository. > Snapshots downloaded per the instructions in the FreeBSD Handbook > ought to be enough for most people.
Besides, an uptodate portstree is no guarantee at all that all ports will compile and/or all dependencies will work. That's why there are periods of ports freeze before every RELEASE. On a desktop system, I tend to use binary packages only, coming with the release. Ruben _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"