freebsd 4.9 and ports cvsup

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Sat Jul 16 16:05:58 GMT 2005

Cezar Fistik <cezar at> writes:

> I need to upgrade some applications with many dependencies on an older
> 4.9 system. I was thinking to start with ports tree upgrade but when
> I try to run cvsup I get connection refused messages from all cvsup
> servers I tried, meaning that there's no a fresh port tree for version
> 4.9. So, I'm a little bit stuck, I cannot get a fresh ports tree and I
> cannot get updated binaries through pkg_add either. What would you
> suggest to do in such situation. Upgrading the whole system to a newer
> version would be too much pain. I'd appreciate any advise.
"Connection refused" means that you didn't even get to *ask* the
server if it had updates.  So you're doing something wrong before
that.  Please show the exact command you used, the supfile, and the
output from cvsup.

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