On Fri, 12 Dec 2003 12:49:34 +1300 "Richard Shea" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hi Chris - Thanks for the advice and sorry for the delay. I've taken > a look in /usr/ports/net/cvsupit but pkg-plist does not exist That's quite possibly why it failed to install in the first place :) > so given > all the other factors I think I will conclude that things are probably > OK. Yes. > I suppose one day I will crack this updating of FreeBSD machines. To > date I have been using FreeBSD for three years and I have two > different experiences > > (A) a machine I installed 3.x on three years ago have never touched > since and it runs beautifully (still I worry > about security holes), everything I could ask for. > > (B) two other machines I have installed 4.x on in the last 6 months > (both, to some degree 'play' machines). On both have attempted to > update sources etc via CVSUP and have never had anything but > grief/pain/boredom. I'm sure there are people out there who do this > all the time and it all works but I'm not one of them ! Maybe one day > ! Maybe I got lucky, but I never had many great problems doing it... last time I did it, it went something like: - install cvsup-without-gui from package on CD using /stand/sysinstall - copy /usr/share/examples/cvsup/src-supfile to /etc/cvsup/src-supfile - edit /etc/cvsup/src-supfile so that it reads like: *default host=cvsup5.FreeBSD.org *default base=/usr *default prefix=/usr *default release=cvs *default tag=RELENG_4 *default delete use-rel-suffix *default compress src-all - do similarly for ports-supfile and doc-supfile - edit /etc/make.conf like: SUP_UPDATE= yes SUP= /usr/local/bin/cvsup SUPFLAGS= -g -L 2 SUPFILE= /etc/cvsup/src-supfile PORTSSUPFILE= /etc/cvsup/ports-supfile DOCSUPFILE= /etc/cvsup/doc-supfile - cd into /usr/src - run 'make update' - and that's all! > thanks again for your advice. > > regards > > richard. No problem. -Chris _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"