freebsd 4.9 and ports cvsup

Cezar Fistik cezar at
Sat Jul 16 17:39:21 GMT 2005

Hello Lowell,

Saturday, July 16, 2005, 7:05:55 PM, you wrote:

> 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.

You are rihgt and thanks a lot for help. Only after reading your
answer I realized that the firewall may be the reason for this
behavior. And it is indeed. A simple rule change solved the problem.

Best regards,
 Cezar                            mailto:cezar at

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