CVSup doubts

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Fri Nov 25 22:35:14 GMT 2005

On Fri, Nov 25, 2005 at 07:38:34PM +0100, Efren Bravo wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to configure CVSup to download only
> ports but I've several doubts about it. I took
> /usr/share/examples/ports-supfile file. (freeBSD
> 6.0 RELEASE-i386)
> 1- When I update a specific port, only is updated
> his skeleton or his binary files are downloaded
> too?  

Only the ports skeleton is updated. If you want to update/upgrade
your installed ports, you have to use something like

> 2- For instance if I'm just interested in
> updating  /usr/ports/net ports, do I do it
> commenting the ports-all line and comment out
> ports-net line?  
> 3- I don't have the /usr/ports/net-im folder, Can
> I add the line ports-net-im, to download his
> content?

It's always safer to use ports-all, as most ports have dependencies on
ports outside its immediate tree. If you don't update all dependancies
you almost always have trouble building your desired port.

Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
             "A person should be able to do a small bit of everything,
                                        specialisation is for insects"

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list