cvsup problem Please Help

Subhro subhro.kar at
Thu Sep 9 19:46:50 PDT 2004

I guess you have used something wrong in the supfile. Pull up
/usr/share/example/cvsup/ports-supfile and edit that file directly. It
should work fine.


On Thu, 9 Sep 2004 01:39:24 -0400 (EDT), Lee Lispon <lee at> wrote:
> 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:
> ports-all
> to:
> ports-base
> ports-archivers
> ports-converters
> ports-databases
> ports-devel
> ports-editors
> ports-ftp
> ports-japanese
> ports-security
> ports-shells
> ports-sysutils
> ports-www
> .
> .
> .
> 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
> directories.
> apache13
> php5-cgi
> 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.
> Lee
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