On Fri, Aug 06, 2004 at 03:41:19PM +1200, Tom Munro Glass wrote: > When you install FreeBSD, lots of useful documentation is installed in the > articles and books directories under /usr/share/doc/ including the essential > handbook. > > Is there a way of automatically updating this documentation - I thought that > maybe this was done as a part of cvsup, make buildworld, etc, but apparently > not? I realise that I can download the latest version with FTP, but it would > be nice if this could be done as part of the normal maintenance tasks.
You can get the latest version of hte docs using CVSup. This is the CVSUP file I use for that very purpose: ## BEGIN *default host=cvsup.uk.FreeBSD.org *default base=/usr *default prefix=/usr *default release=cvs tag=. *default delete use-rel-suffix *default compress doc-all ## END Naturally, you will want to change the host= to one near to you. To have the docs updated when you do a `make update', you need to ensure that you have `DOCSUPFILE=/path/to/doc-supfile' set in /etc/make.conf. To save time and disk space, you can also tell the build system to only build docs in one language, using `DOC_LANG=en_US.ISO8859-1' in /etc/make.conf Once you have gotten the latest sources, # cd /usr/doc # make all install clean and all should be well. Note that you will need to install the textproc/docproj port to be able to build the docs from the source. You can get more info at http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/fdp-primer/ HTH Dan -- Daniel Bye PGP Key: ftp://ftp.slightlystrange.org/pgpkey/dan.asc PGP Key fingerprint: 3B9D 8BBB EB03 BA83 5DB4 3B88 86FC F03A 90A1 BE8F _ ASCII ribbon campaign ( ) - against HTML, vCards and X - proprietary attachments in e-mail / \
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