The fear of cvsupping my ports...

Henrik W Lund henrik.w.lund at
Wed Jan 28 05:10:34 PST 2004

I cvsup the ports-all megacollection. In fact, I use the default ports-supfile, and connect to the nearest mirror site. I did use the default refuse file earlier as well (the one refusing the chinese, vietnamese, etc. branches), but decided to leave that one out too in order to eliminate any errors that may cause.

What I haven't done, come to think of it, is try to use another mirror. If for nothing else, then to eliminate that as the cause of the error.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "fbsd_user" <fbsd_user at>
To: "Henrik W Lund" <henrik.w.lund at>; <freebsd-questions at>
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 1:35 AM
Subject: RE: The fear of cvsupping my ports...

> Sounds like you are missing the /usr/ports INDEX file or it's messed
> up big time. Try cvsup-ing the posts-base category. The INDEX file
> is part of that category. The ports-base category only contains the
> things that make the ports application function and will not effect
> any of your port config files you have previous downloaded to your
> hard drive. With out an current ports-base you have no bases from
> which to debug other ports problems.  If you do not know how to do
> this, contact me back and I will give you instructions.

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