On Tue, 13 Jul 2004 11:07:57 +1000 Ron Joordens <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Morning Everyone, > > Having only a dial-up connection at home, I try to download most of the > large files I need for FreeBSD at work. To date I have to sit down in > front of the pc, run portupgrade with the fetch only option and then note > down the url's and file names of the needed files. Of course when a large > file comes along (anything over 3 to 4 meg), after I note the details I > press ctrl c to interupt and move to the next file. Problem is this skips > files. So the next day, after I have fetched the files I noted at work > and placed them in distfiles, I run portupgrade again to discover I still > need a whole stack of files and the next day again, and the next day > again, etc. It takes a few days to fetch all files and is extremly > tedious. > > I was playing with Gentoo the other day and discovered that it has a > pretend option that prints out all the files needed and their urls > (several for each file). What a time saver! > > I tried portupgrade with the -n pretend option to see how it worked. > However, it does not give url's and it seems to lists the version of the > port it is upgrading from rather than the version it is upgrading to. > > Does anyone know if portupgrade provides such functionality? gauging by the man page, i would say no. i have noticed that there is often more than one url for a given port. you could manually assemble a list of the files you will need (including dependencies) by checking the Makefile for each port or using a web-based resource like freebsd.org/ports or freshports.org. you will also want to know what packages you already have installed (pkg_info). > Many thanks. > > Ron > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"