Checking out ports using CVS

Alexander Farber Alexander.Farber at
Fri Aug 1 08:17:11 PDT 2003


as user "alex:wheel" I try the following commands

    cd /usr
    sudo mkdir ports
    sudo chmod g+w ports
    cvs -z3 -d $CVSROOT co -rRELENG_5_1 -P ports | & tee ~/ports.txt

Then I see the various ports sub-directories being checked out
and they aren't empty. But at the very end I see the message:

    cvs server: Updating ports/x11-wm/xfce4-wm
    cvs server: Updating ports/x11-wm/xfwm4
    cvs server: Updating ports/x11-wm/xwmm
    cvs server: Updating ports/x11-wm/xwmm/files
    cvs server: Updating ports/x11-wm/yawm

    cvs checkout: cannot remove ports: Permission denied

and the /usr/ports/ is suddenly empty -

    newhope:usr {221} ll ports/
    total 2
    drwxr-xr-x  2 alex  wheel  512 Aug  1 17:07 CVS

Does anybody know, what am I doing wrong here?


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