On Sun, Jul 06, 2003 at 07:57:11PM -0400, David Markle wrote:
> All,
> 
> Installed 5.1 on a system and go to install CVSupit to get my tree in sync.
> I get the following message:
> 
> #make install
> There is a COMMENTFILE in this port.
> COMMENTFILEs have been deprecated in
> favor of COMMENT variables.
> Please, rectify this.
> *** Error code 1
> 
> Stop.
> 
> I read somewhere (google search) that a ports collection update would fix
> this problem.  I can't seem to get to update my ports without CVS.
> installed the ports and src tree from the CD, but that still did not help.
> Why is this error occurring and where does it originate from.
> 
> Any suggestions would be great.  Thanks.

Yes --- that's a FAQ.  You need to tell cvsup(1) that it "owns" all of
the files under /usr/ports --- that way, when you update it will
delete the old COMMENT files to bring your ports tree into line with
the latest available.

See http://www.cvsup.org/faq.html#caniadopt and subsequent questions.

        Cheers,

        Matthew

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