Question on cvsup of ports and refuse file

Jason Williams jwilliams at
Mon Apr 19 17:12:34 PDT 2004

Hello everyone.

I've been able to get cvsup working the way I want as far as ports are 
concerned. I've setup my refuse file the way I like it and it has been 
working perfectly. I dont get the ports for games, audio and such on my 
mail server now. :)

Anyway, a question on cvsup and refuse file ran through my mind today 
regarding this and I wanted to post it here.

What do you do if you need to change your refuse file to allow or disallow 
new ports?

For example, lets say I setup a brand new server and dont use any refuse 
file. Thus, I just download the entire ports tree altogether. Now lets say, 
I want to not get certain ports each time I cvsup the tree. What do you 
need to do to get this working correctly? DO i just add or remove the ports 
in the refuse file as needed? Or is there something else.

Do I need to do any type of index updating (assuming I do not have 
portupgarde installed).

Just something I thought about today and wanted to ask.



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