Many thanks for your fast and helpful reply,
Regards, Jim Xochellis
On Friday, June 20, 2003, at 02:11 PM, Simon Barner wrote:
I have a very slow connection an I want to update the ports collection
of my FreeBSD 4.7(i386) Release box. Somehow I have managed to download
the collection from the
I have expanded it into a new "/usr/ports/" directory, renaming my old
collection to "/usr/ports.bak/" To you think that this "trick" will
actually work, or am I violating some rules?
While this will of course work, there is no need to download the whole collection via ftp. CVSup might have been a faster alternative:
As a supfile, you should use modified copy of /usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile
You can als re-use your source tar-balls from you old ports tree (the are in /usr/ports.bak/distfiles now
More information about the p.c. can be found here:
Is the ports collection of the "current" branch appropriate for my FreeBSD 4.7 box or not?
Yes, there is only a current branch of the ports collection. While it is
recommended to use a -STABLE box with an up-to-date p.c., most of the
ports should work on your 4.7 box.
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