ports-supfile file problem
deesto at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 8 13:35:54 PDT 2003
--- Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local at be-well.no-ip.com> wrote:
> John DeStefano <deesto at yahoo.com> writes:
> > --- Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local at be-well.no-ip.com>
> > > John DeStefano <deesto at yahoo.com> writes:
> > >
> > > > I'm trying to update my ports tree to address some possible
> > > solutions
> > > > posted here to another problem. The command I'm running is:
> > > > # cvsup -g -L 2 /usr/local/etc/cvsup/sup/ports-supfile
> > > >
> > > > Here's the result:
> > > > Parsing supfile "/usr/local/etc/cvsup/sup/ports-supfile"
> > > > Release not specified for collection "host=ftp3.FreeBSD.org"
> > > >
> > > > And here's the relevent portion of the file:
> > > >
> > > > *default host=ftp3.FreeBSD.org
> > > > *default base=/usr
> > > > *default prefix=/usr
> > > > *default release=cvs tag=.
> > > > *default delete use-rel-suffix
> > > >
> > > > I've also tried simply "cvsup -g -L 2 ports-supfile" and "cvsup
> > > > ports-supfile", which both return the same error.
> > > > I assume this is in relation to the line "*default release=cvs
> > > tag=.",
> > > > but I'm following the handbook and the sample file by leaving
> > > "tag=.".
> > > > I also tried changing "." to the correct cvs tag (RELENG_5_0)
> > > got
> > > > the same results.
> > > > What am I doing wrong?
> > >
> > > You need a collection name in the file.
> > Meaning, "ports-all", or un-commenting a selection of port types?
> > got that. I included above only the portion of the file I thought
> > relevent to the 'release' problem I'm having.
> Meaning either one; sorry, I didn't know the bits that you didn't put
> in your message.
> Are you sure that ftp3.freebsd.org is a full cvsup server? That DNS
> name doesn't guarantee cvsup service, although many of the servers
> handle both in parallel.
> As far as it goes, your supfile looks okay. In case there's a weird
> parsing error, maybe you could add a "tag=." to the line with the
> collection on it, and see if it gives you any other hints. With a
> raised verbosity level, even.
> Failing that, perhaps you should post your *whole* supfile, and/or
> contact the cvsup author for help.
Thanks Lowell. Well, your suggestions made sense and at the very least
have showed me that the host name in the file was wrong... I've now
changed it to an actual cvsup mirror (cvsup3.FreeBSD.org), and also
tested the file with and without adding "tag=." after "ports-all". But
I'm still getting the same error (Release not specified for collection
Here's the file excluding commented-out lines:
*default release=cvs tag=.
*default delete use-rel-suffix
These are the times when I feel like doing "rm -rf /"!! :(
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