Greg,

I have the following cvsup file for my ports-upgrade:

*default host=cvsup15.us.freebsd.org
*default base=/usr
*default prefix=/usr
*default release=cvs tag=.
*default delete use-rel-suffix
*default compress
ports-all

This works like a charm every time.  The only differences I see are
default base=/usr/local/etc/cvsup <-- you
default base=/usr <-- me

If I understand this correctly, however, this won't have any impact on the ports collection, as it is the location of where cvsup keeps an index of what has been downloaded and what hasn't (i.e. a type of index for comparison to what is on the cvsup server versus what is on your machine).
Also, I have the 'delete use-rel-suffix' on a separate line from 'compress' - this also should not make a difference.
All you should have to do (I think regardless of the shell) is run:
cvsup -g -L2 /directory/to/cvsupfile/cvsup-file


What you are seeing at the beginning sounds right - i.e. the screen going crazy. When you think the connection has bombed out or something gone awrey with the cvsup run, you may want to go to another virtual screen or shell to see if you can still ping a server out on the net. It almost sounds like your modem connection is locking up and not cvsup.

Steve Fettig

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FreeBSD fixer.com 5.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE #0: Sun Feb 22 14:47:02 GMT 2004 root@:/usr/src/sys/i386/compile/VILLATV i386

I am having a problem with cvsup version 16. I used it about a month ao with no problem. I have now tried it several times with no success. I even reinstalled the entire operating system twice.

I activate my modum and type cvsup supfile. The box appears and I click the go tab. It goes wild for about 30 to 40 seconds downloading 40 to 50 files. This is okay. After that, it just dies. This is the problem. I don't understand why it dies.

I have an external modem and after it dies, sometimes the transfer lights on the modum blink and sometimes theres no light at all. After it dies, it will go until it times out (15 to 20 minutes). I have FreeBSD 5.1. I installed the cvsup package off the 1st cdrom. I created 'cvsup' in the /usr/local/etc directory. I put my supfile under cvsup. I have csh, so I typed 'setenv CVS ROOT=/usr/local/etc/cvsup', which seems to work. The supfile I use is

*default host=cvsup5.freebsd.org

*default prefix=/usr

*default base=/usr/local/etc/cvsup

*default tag-.

*default release=cvs

*default delete use-rel-suffix compress

ports-all

I don't remember my first supfile, I thinks it like the above. Also I learned that if something in the supfile isn't perfect, it won't work. Please analyze and let me know whats wrong. Thanks in advance.

greg

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