ports-supfile file problem
deesto at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 8 17:31:13 PDT 2003
Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local at be-well.no-ip.com> wrote:
> John DeStefano <deesto at yahoo.com> writes:
> > Thanks Lowell. Well, your suggestions made sense and at the very
> > 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".
> > I'm still getting the same error (Release not specified for
> > "host=cvsup3.FreeBSD.org").
> > Here's the file excluding commented-out lines:
> > =====
> > host=cvsup3.FreeBSD.org
> There's your problem. This line shouldn't be there. It doesn't
> with *default, so cvsup tries to interpret it (the whole thing) as a
> collection name.
...yup, that was part of the problem....
> > base=/usr
> > prefix=/usr
> Remove these too.
...and that was the other part. Commenting-out these three lines in
total sorted me. Thanks!
> > *default host=cvsup3.FreeBSD.org
> > *default base=/usr
> > *default prefix=/usr
> > *default release=cvs tag=.
> > *default delete use-rel-suffix
> > *default compress
> > ports-all tag=.
> > ======
> > These are the times when I feel like doing "rm -rf /"!! :(
> It could be worse: "user-friendly" software gives *fewer*
> of the source of a problem... :-)
Yes, but sometimes ignorance truly is bliss! Not in this case, of
course, but sometimes!
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