where's the cvsupfile?

Glenn Dawson glenn at antimatter.net
Wed Sep 14 21:50:06 PDT 2005

At 09:23 PM 9/14/2005, Jeff D. Hamann wrote:
>I've installed FreeBSD-6.0BETA4 and I'm having a bit of a time. I 
>can't get the usb drive to mount... anywhere. The floppy drive won't 
>mount when I type,
>#  mount -v -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt
>so I can't even transfer files to a floppy drive to help post the 
>error messages from the machine! I finally had to install an 
>additional NIC (the on-board sis965L chipset -- I've verified that 
>the device sis is in the GENERIC kernel config file, but that was 
>just taking a guess since the sis device is ) to try to cvsup to the 
>latest ports. There's no /etc/cvsupfile present. I would simply 
>create one by hand, but I don't know what values to put in there now 
>(RELEG_6 or BETA_6 or what). The machine is an asus vintage ae-1 
>(I'm not sure if that has anything to do with the other problems 
>described below or not) and so far I haven't been successful in 
>doing any of the following:
>1) getting the on-board nic to light up
>2) mounting a usb flash drive
>and now,
>3) running cvsup
>When I created a /etc/cvsupfile by hand:
>bobby# cat cvsupfile
>*default  host=cvsup5.FreeBSD.org
>*default  base=/usr
>*default  prefix=/usr
>*default  release=cvs
>*default  tag=RELENG_6
>*default  delete use-rel-suffix
>*default  compress

There is no "src-src".  Did you mean src-sys? or src-all?

The sample sup files are in /usr/share/examples/cvsup

>my response was:
>bobby# /usr/local/bin/cvsup -g -L 2 /etc/cvsupfile
>Parsing supfile "/etc/cvsupfile"
>Parse error in "/etc/cvsupfile": Missing Field value
>And now I'm stuck... And frustrated....
>I went to 6.0BETA4 becuase of an initial problem with getting my 
>hard drive past the boot process (I think BSD was detecting the 
>incorrect disk geometry?) in 5.4 and I'm starting to wonder if I 
>sould focus on that version rather than spend more time with 6.0BETAX...
>Or when is the next beta release?
>Jeff D. Hamann
>Forest Informatics, Inc.
>PO Box 1421
>Corvallis, Oregon USA 97339-1421
>jeff.hamann at forestinformatics.com
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