cvsup problem Please Help
lee at pogg.net
Thu Sep 9 16:18:20 PDT 2004
Hello. I am running FreeBSD 4.7-RELEASE I have recently had a problem with
ports and cannot get the ports to download completely. Basically, in an effort
to save space and exclude ports that I never need like x11, japanese, etc..
I deleted these directories from the /usr/ports directory and changed by
entry in the /etc/cvsupfile from:
Unfortunatly, the next time I executed /usr/local/bin/cvsup -g -L 2 -P - /etc/cvsupfile most of my remaining ports were deleted. Ex. My intention was to have
a complte /usr/ports/www directory, however, this only contains two
Also, I should have a sysutils directory. Well, in this case the directory is
completely gone. I have also notice that most Makefiles have been deleted.
I attempted to completely rebuild my ports directories from a 4.9 CD. They all
copied over fine but when I execute /usr/local/bin/cvsup (This time with the
original ports-all) all my ports are deleted again. This is very frustrating.
I hope that someone can help and I appologize for the long description.
Please send me email directly and I will followup with the resolution.
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