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 -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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