ports-supfile file problem
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Fri Aug 8 13:51:13 PDT 2003
John DeStefano <deesto at yahoo.com> writes:
> Thanks Lowell. Well, your suggestions made sense and at the very least
> have showed me that the host name in the file was wrong... I've now
> changed it to an actual cvsup mirror (cvsup3.FreeBSD.org), and also
> tested the file with and without adding "tag=." after "ports-all". But
> I'm still getting the same error (Release not specified for collection
> Here's the file excluding commented-out lines:
There's your problem. This line shouldn't be there. It doesn't start
with *default, so cvsup tries to interpret it (the whole thing) as a
Remove these too.
> *default host=cvsup3.FreeBSD.org
> *default base=/usr
> *default prefix=/usr
> *default release=cvs tag=.
> *default delete use-rel-suffix
> *default compress
> ports-all tag=.
> These are the times when I feel like doing "rm -rf /"!! :(
It could be worse: "user-friendly" software gives *fewer* indications
of the source of a problem... :-)
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