no /usr/ports

Scot Hetzel swhetzel at
Wed Sep 6 10:36:01 PDT 2006

On 9/6/06, KAYVEN RIESE <kayve at> wrote:
> my ports directory is gone.  how'd that happen?
What were you doing before it disapeared?

There are several ways to make /usr/ports disapear:

1. rm -rf /usr/ports/*
2. cvs update -R RELENG_6
3. cvsup with an branch tag in the supfile for ports.

Problem 2 & 3 are similar, as the ports tree is not branched.  This
causes cvs or cvsup to delete the ports since there is no branch with
that tag (i.e. RELENG_6).  Instead you need to specify a release tag
(i.e. RELEASE_6_1_0) or no tag (gets you the latest ports changes).

If your using cvsup, post your supfile and someone will help you fix it.

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