m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Mon Nov 8 08:18:08 PST 2004
On Mon, Nov 08, 2004 at 06:34:41AM -0800, Your Name wrote:
> Hi, i realize this is really basic, but i dont
> actually know how cvsup works when youre not calling
> it through cvsup.
> What i mean is, when i want to update things i do "cd
> /usr/ports && make update" or
> "cd /usr/src && make update", i dont do cvsup
> What i assume is my working supfile is
> /usr/src/supfile-current. i want to change this to
> RELENG-5 instead of ".",
> but i should probably change the name. But i cant
> figure out how to know WHICH supfile is called when i
> just do "cd /usr/src && make update".
> Also where do i put the "refuse" file, for ports?
> Thanks! i didnt see this in the HandBook.
The 'make update' behaviour is controlled by the following variable in
SUPFLAGS= -g -L 2
Of those variables, it's really only the last four that you need to
think about what to set them to -- the others should be set to the
values shown here.
SUPHOST should be set to a convenient cvsup server close to you in
network terms. Use the sysutils/fastest_cvsup port to locate
SUPFILE says which supfile to use for cvsup'ing the system sources
-- ie. everything under /usr/src. You can write your own, but
it's more convenient to just use one of the ones in
/usr/share/examples/cvsup as is. (Nb. you don't need to edit
the supfile to set whcih cvsup server to use, as the SUPHOST
variable is used to set that from the command line.) Your
choices for the example supfiles available are:
stable-supfile -- on 4.x this tracks RELENG_4, and on 5.x
it tracks RELENG_5
standard-supfile -- this tracks the same branch as the
currently running system, which can be
HEAD, any of the STABLE branches or
any of the RELEASE branches.
If you want to switch branches you'll have to create your own
supfile -- just editing the correct tag into a copy of the
standard-supfile and doing a one-off cvsup with it is the
easiest way to go.
PORTSSUPFILE -- you guessed it: the supfile used for updating the
ports tree. If you don't want to cvsup the ports, then don't
define this variable. If you do, then
/usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile is all you need.
DOCSUPFILE -- ditto for the documentation tree: ie. the sources to
the Handbook, the Porter's Handbook, the Developer's Handbook,
numerous articles and all of the available foreign language
translations thereof. Leave blank if you don't want that, or
else set it to /usr/share/examples/cvsup/doc-supfile. Note:
you don't need to have a local copy of the docs sources unless
you're going to be working on them, as everything is available
via the web.
The 'refuse' file by default lives in the directory sup under the
'base' directory, as defined in the supfiles. On 4.x that's /usr/sup,
while on 5.x it's /var/db/sup -- note that in this setup the refuse
file is shared between all of the collections maintained by cvsup. It
contains a list of shell glob expressions relative to the default
'prefix' directory -- usually /usr. Thus you'ld use ports/foo to
refuse the 'foo' category of ports. See
Note that refusing bits of the ports collection is usually a mistake.
Ports can and do have dependencies against all sorts of other ports
anywhere in the tree -- even the language specific categories given as
examples in /usr/share/examples/cvsup/refuse. Bad things happen if
you're refusing any of the dependencies when you go to install a port,
and the standard instruction in case of difficulties is to re-cvsup
the ports-all collection without refusing anything and then try again.
On the other hand, using the refuse file on the docs tree is extremely
effective if all you want is one particular language.
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow
Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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