Sysinstall and packages
jerrymc at msu.edu
Wed Feb 14 00:56:41 UTC 2007
On Tue, Feb 13, 2007 at 06:54:10PM -0500, Mark Jacobs wrote:
> At work I run 6.2 stable and due to firewall problems I cannot download
> packages or port sources using http.
> Sysinstall works but I can't figure out the configuration setting to get
> the latest packages and not those at the 6.2 release level.
> I tried setting the configuration release name to any, but sysinstall
> never finds the index file on a ftp server.
> Any hints?
Well, I think you should be using CVSUP to update the system.
Is there a reason you can't run that?
In your cvsup control file, you tell it what version to track.
would be your tag.
When you install cvsup, it gives you a sample supfile.
It needs very little change to make it work fine.
You can put your supfile where you want. I put it in /etc
and name it according to the version - eg '/etc/sulfile62'
in this case.
Below is my whole supfile
It handles both the OS and the ports tree upgrade.
> Mark Jacobs
# $FreeBSD: src/share/examples/cvsup/standard-supfile,v 22.214.171.124.2.1 2006/05/06 07:41:03 scottl Exp $
# cvsup standard-supfile
# If not running X, or invoking cvsup from a non-interactive script, then
# run it as follows:
# cvsup -g -L 2 standard-supfile
*default delete use-rel-suffix
## Main Source Tree.
# The easiest way to get the main source tree is to use the "src-all"
# mega-collection. It includes all of the individual "src-*" collections.
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