On Wed, 7 Oct 2009, Olivier Nicole wrote:

Hi Chris,

The FreeBSD handbook section 4.5.1 describes several methods for
obtaining the ports collection including CVSup, Portsnap, and sysinstall.

Section 4.5.1 also describes how to update the ports collection, but
only for the CVSup and Portsnap methods.

Q1: How do I update the ports collection after using sysinstall to
obtain it?

I cannot speak for postsnap, but for cvsup:

csup works (almost?) the same as cvsup, and is in the base system nowadays. I used to install cvsup, but now I only install fastest_cvsup; it's just a utility to find the fastest server for you at the moment.

Some may correct me, but I use a file that contains:

*default tag=.
*default host=cvsup2.jp.FreeBSD.org
*default base=/var/db
*default prefix=/usr
*default release=cvs
*default delete use-rel-suffix
*default compress

I do the same, and run csup as:

csup -g -h `/usr/local/bin/fastest_cvsup -Q -c us` /etc/supfile.ports

...where /etc/supfile.ports is pretty much as above. In that case, it doesn't matter what "default host" is set to, since the -h option to csup overrides the default. The '-c us' part applies to me, but it might not for you; see the man page.

Chris Hill               ch...@monochrome.org
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