CVSUPIT pkg_add 90% good/10% strange
freebsdQ0 at richardshea.fastmail.fm
Mon Dec 8 15:00:31 PST 2003
On Mon, 8 Dec 2003 14:53:33 -0800, "Chris Pressey"
<cpressey at catseye.mine.nu> said:
> On Tue, 09 Dec 2003 11:39:13 +1300
> "Richard Shea" <freebsdQ0 at richardshea.fastmail.fm> 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 cvsupit is obsolete.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.)
Hmmm, OK ... I was working off ...
... and re-reading that has answered part of my question ...
If you do not know anything about CVSup at all and want a single package
which will install it, set up the configuration file and start the
transfer via a pointy-clicky type of interface, then get the net/cvsupit
package. Just hand it to pkg_add(1) and it will lead you through the
configuration process in a menu-oriented fashion.
... don't know if the doco is out of date ? I may use something else in
the future as you suggest but what I'm interested in initially is does
this message ...
===> Generating temporary packing list
** Missing package files for cvsupit-3.1.
*** Error code 1
... mean the machine is in a good state or a bad state (.. ah, the
eternal question :-)
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