cvsup not working
lukek at meibin.net
Mon Feb 23 05:31:50 PST 2004
On Mon, 23 Feb 2004 06:25:42 -0700
<service at fixer.com> granted us these pearls of wisdom:
> FreeBSD fixer.com 5.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE #0: Sun Feb 22 14:47:02 GMT 2004 root@:/usr/src/sys/i386/compile/VILLATV i386
> I am having a problem with cvsup version 16. I used it about a month ao with no problem. I have now tried it several times with no success. I even reinstalled the entire operating system twice.
> I activate my modum and type cvsup supfile. The box appears and I click the go tab. It goes wild for about 30 to 40 seconds downloading 40 to 50 files. This is okay. After that, it just dies. This is the problem. I don't understand why it dies.
> I have an external modem and after it dies, sometimes the transfer lights on the modum blink and sometimes theres no light at all. After it dies, it will go until it times out (15 to 20 minutes). I have FreeBSD 5.1. I installed the cvsup package off the 1st cdrom. I created 'cvsup' in the /usr/local/etc directory. I put my supfile under cvsup. I have csh, so I typed 'setenv CVS ROOT=/usr/local/etc/cvsup', which seems to work. The supfile I use is
> *default host=cvsup5.freebsd.org
> *default prefix=/usr
> *default base=/usr/local/etc/cvsup
> *default tag-.
> *default release=cvs
> *default delete use-rel-suffix compress
> I don't remember my first supfile, I thinks it like the above. Also I learned that if something in the supfile isn't perfect, it won't work. Please analyze and let me know whats wrong. Thanks in advance.
A quick look at the documentation there should set you straight.
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