CVSup doubts

Jason C. Wells jcw at
Sat Nov 26 17:58:40 GMT 2005

Chris wrote:

> I hate users looking for the shortcuts.

Funny. I didn't see that at all in the original email.  What I saw was a 
genuine misunderstanding.

He was asking about using CVSUP to track ports on a one by one basis. 
What he didn't understand is that a person really wants to CVSUP the 
whole ports tree.  It's a fair misunderstanding if one starts with an 
FTP-ish RPM-ish mindset.  John Chen's answer was appropriate.

To Efren I add the following.  You may also want to read up on 'refuse' 
files as documented in the cvsup(1) man page.  I don't recommend using 
them though.


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