ports-supfile file problem
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Fri Aug 8 12:30:32 PDT 2003
John DeStefano <deesto at yahoo.com> writes:
> --- Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local at be-well.no-ip.com> wrote:
> > John DeStefano <deesto at yahoo.com> writes:
> > > I'm trying to update my ports tree to address some possible
> > solutions
> > > posted here to another problem. The command I'm running is:
> > > # cvsup -g -L 2 /usr/local/etc/cvsup/sup/ports-supfile
> > >
> > > Here's the result:
> > > Parsing supfile "/usr/local/etc/cvsup/sup/ports-supfile"
> > > Release not specified for collection "host=ftp3.FreeBSD.org"
> > >
> > > And here's the relevent portion of the file:
> > >
> > > *default host=ftp3.FreeBSD.org
> > > *default base=/usr
> > > *default prefix=/usr
> > > *default release=cvs tag=.
> > > *default delete use-rel-suffix
> > >
> > > I've also tried simply "cvsup -g -L 2 ports-supfile" and "cvsup
> > > ports-supfile", which both return the same error.
> > > I assume this is in relation to the line "*default release=cvs
> > tag=.",
> > > but I'm following the handbook and the sample file by leaving
> > "tag=.".
> > > I also tried changing "." to the correct cvs tag (RELENG_5_0) and
> > got
> > > the same results.
> > > What am I doing wrong?
> > You need a collection name in the file.
> Meaning, "ports-all", or un-commenting a selection of port types? I've
> got that. I included above only the portion of the file I thought was
> relevent to the 'release' problem I'm having.
Meaning either one; sorry, I didn't know the bits that you didn't put
in your message.
Are you sure that ftp3.freebsd.org is a full cvsup server? That DNS
name doesn't guarantee cvsup service, although many of the servers
handle both in parallel.
As far as it goes, your supfile looks okay. In case there's a weird
parsing error, maybe you could add a "tag=." to the line with the
collection on it, and see if it gives you any other hints. With a
raised verbosity level, even.
Failing that, perhaps you should post your *whole* supfile, and/or
contact the cvsup author for help.
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