Building a port that fetches via CVS co

Sam Lawrance boris at
Wed Jun 15 06:46:23 GMT 2005

On Tue, 2005-06-14 at 16:07 -0700, Danny Howard wrote:
> Hello,
> I am looking to build a "master port" to configure a system to house my
> employer's web application.  Ideally, the port could accept a release
> tag and other CVS config data and check the software out of our CVS
> server.  Else, I can supply a tarball distfile in a seperate step.
> I swear I remember watching a few ports that got their distfiles from a
> CVS server, but I could find nothing in the porter's handbook or in
> about this.  And trying to search for this question is
> rather difficult, given that cvsup and ports are so intertwined.
> Does anyone have any pointers on this?  Please reply-all, as I am not
> subscribed to freebsd-ports.  Thanks!

ports/print/foomatic-db does this.  The do-fetch target checks out the
specified date from CVS and then rolls a distfile (so future local
builds with the same date don't need to).

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