no /usr/ports

KAYVEN RIESE kayve at sfsu.edu
Wed Sep 6 10:50:09 PDT 2006


ortsnap: URL must be given via command line or configuration file.
kayve# /usr/local/sbin/portsnap extract
No snapshot available.  Try running
# portsnap fetch
kayve# pkg_add -r cvsup
Fetching 
ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-5.4-release/Latest/cvsup.tbz... 
Done.
kayve# cvsup -L 2 -h cvsup.FreeBSD.org 
/usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile
cvsup: Command not found.
kayve# whereis cvsup
cvsup: /usr/local/bin/cvsup /usr/local/man/man1/cvsup.1.gz
kayve# /usr/local/bin/cvsup -L 2 -h cvsup.FreeBSD.org 
/usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile
Cannot get IP address of my own host -- is its hostname correct?
kayve# /usr/local/bin/cvsup -L 2 -h cvsup FreeBSD.org 
/usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile
"/usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile" is not a directory
kayve#

On Wed, 6 Sep 2006, Scot Hetzel wrote:

> On 9/6/06, KAYVEN RIESE <kayve at sfsu.edu> wrote:
>> 
>> my ports directory is gone.  how'd that happen?
>> 
> What were you doing before it disapeared?
>
> There are several ways to make /usr/ports disapear:
>
> 1. rm -rf /usr/ports/*
> 2. cvs update -R RELENG_6
> 3. cvsup with an branch tag in the supfile for ports.
>
> Problem 2 & 3 are similar, as the ports tree is not branched.  This
> causes cvs or cvsup to delete the ports since there is no branch with
> that tag (i.e. RELENG_6).  Instead you need to specify a release tag
> (i.e. RELEASE_6_1_0) or no tag (gets you the latest ports changes).
>
> If your using cvsup, post your supfile and someone will help you fix it.
>
> Scot
> -- 
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>


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