Peter,

You can also reinstall the ports tree from the iso
image.

There's an install script on the cd that you can run
if needed to reinstall the release version of the
ports tree.

Updating should be done through cvsup if possible.

Mark

--- Olaf Hoyer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> On Wed, 4 Aug 2004, Peter Ryan wrote:
> 
> > I am very new, and have been reinstalling
> > FreeBSD many times to clean up whatever
> > mess i make and start again.
> >
> > I recently used cvsup to update my
> > ports collection for the 4.10_RELEASE.
> >
> > Now, when I reinstall, it takes much longer
> > because i bring in the updated ports collection
> > rather than the ports collection on the
> > install CD (which i burnt from an ISO file)
> >
> 
> The whole portscollection is also available via ftp:
> 
> on ftp2.de.freebsd.org:
> 
> ftp> pwd
> 257 "/pub/FreeBSD/ports/ports" is current directory.
> ftp> ls
> 227 Entering Passive Mode (134,76,11,100,141,111)
> 150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /bin/ls.
> total 25760
> drwxr-xr-x    2 emoenke  ftp          4096 Aug  3
> 01:53 .
> drwxr-xr-x   11 emoenke  ftp          4096 Jul 29 
> 2003 ..
> -rw-r--r--    1 emoenke  ftp          1006 Jun 19
> 01:49 README.TXT
> -rw-r--r--    1 emoenke  ftp      26332175 Aug  3
> 01:26 ports.tar.gz
> 226 Transfer complete.
> 
> 
> 
> simply download the tar.gz, and extract it to
> /usr/ports
> 
> 
> 
> On each ISO of a release, like the 4.10R-CD #1, they
> take a snapshot of
> the ports tree when the make the assumption that it
> ist quite
> consistent. So when you download in say, 3 months a
> 4.10 ISO, the ports
> tree therein will be more than 3 months old.
> 
> In that case, use whether cvsup or method above to
> get a recent ports
> tree.
> 
> HTH
> Olaf
> 
> 
> -- 
> Olaf Hoyer        [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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> Fuerchterliches ist.
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