Problems with ports lately?

Adam Weinberger adamw at
Sat Nov 27 07:52:02 PST 2004

Guillermo Sobalvarro wrote:
> Hello.  I've been using FreeBSD for a number of years
> now on i386 and recently am having plenty of problems
> building ports.  Either they don't build and complain
> this or that is missing, or ask taht I download and
> install x or y port first (sometimes this is already
> there and never happend in the past), etc.  
> I've deleted and FTP'd the whole ports distribution,
> to no avail on 4.9, 4.10 and on 5.3.  There is always
> some port that screws everything up for me.  On 5.3 I
> upgraded the whole ports tree with CVS, did a portsdb
> -uU, then a portupgrade -arR and finally a pkgdb -F
> (just in case).  Here is my 5.3 cvs-supfile:
> *default
> *default base=/usr/local/etc/cvsup
> *default prefix=/usr
> *default release=cvs tag=RELENG_5_3  delete
> use-rel-suffix compress
> src-all tag=.

This is neither a 5.3 supfile, nor a ports supfile. This only gets 
6.0-CURRENT sources. Change the last line to:
ports-all tag=.

# Adam

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