[OT] CVSUP (was "Re: Was: Re: Why This Infinite Loop??")
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Tue Aug 22 05:39:21 UTC 2006
Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> Garrett Cooper <youshi10 at u.washington.edu> writes:
>> Gerard Seibert wrote:
>>> IMHO, it might be a lot easier for him to use portsnap. Especially
>>> if he is not familiar with the FBSD ports system. Just my opinion
>> CVSUP isn't that difficult IMHO to learn, and is a better, more
>> efficient way to download the ports Makefiles.
> In what way? For typical applications, lower bandwidth usage is
> supposedly an advantage of portsnap.
>> It will take him all of
>> 10-20 minutes to configure if he reads the documentation and uses the
>> example file.
> I would think so. And it can be used with arbitrary cvs trees,
> including the FreeBSD source tree. On the other hand, it doesn't
> come in the FreeBSD base system, and it doesn't sign the updates.
But csup(1) is in the base system for values of base system equal to
6.1-STABLE or better. csup(1) is cvsup(1) reimplemented in plain C
and apart from the graphical display stuff is a drop in replacement
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate
Kent, CT11 9PW
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