CVSUPIT pkg_add 90% good/10% strange

Chris Pressey cpressey at
Mon Dec 8 14:52:23 PST 2003

On Tue, 09 Dec 2003 11:39:13 +1300
"Richard Shea" <freebsdQ0 at> wrote:

> Hi - I've just installed 4.8 from scatch. The next thing I wanted to
> do was to CVSUP so I ...
> cd /usr/ports/net/cvsupit
> make install distclean
> ... that was a bit strange because cvsupit seemed to start
> automatically as part of the 'make'. I wasn't watching it happen but I
> flicked back to the screen and I found I was being prompted for which
> CVSUP server I wanted to use. 
> Anyway I went along with that and allowed the CVSUP session to start
> and and all seemed to go well, I ended up with a  "All finished! ...
> blah, blah" dialog box (not a real dialog I was running this from the
> command line). 
> However when I then pressed Enter on that dialog box (to go back to
> the prompt) I get ...
> ===>   Generating temporary packing list
> ** Missing package files for cvsupit-3.1.
> *** Error code 1
> Stop in /usr/ports/net/cvsupit.
> ... that doesn't look too good and yet the CVSUP session appears to
> have all gone fine - can anyone explain what's happening ?
> regards
> richard shea.

No clue as to what's going wrong, sorry.

But you should probably be using cvsup (or cvsup-without-gui), as IIRC
cvsupit is obsolete.  (It's not in my ports tree, anyway.)

Probably the simplest way to install cvsup-without-gui on a fresh system
is to use /stand/sysinstall -> Configure -> Packages.  (You can also use
the pkg_add command in the command line but I don't remember the
invokation offhand.)


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