Cvsup & installworld process question

Lars Cleary lars at
Tue Apr 4 18:45:29 UTC 2006

Bryan Curl wrote:
> Hopefully this is right place for my question and not to redundant.
> I have a new minimalist installation for use as a file server only (FreeBSD
> 6.0-RELEASE) with a very small set of ports installed. Basically Samba,
> Cvsup,man files, ports, all the source and their dependencies. I am
> primarily interested in keeping the system up to date with security patches,
> system updates, and of course, the ports I run. I want to optimize the
> amount of disk space for the public shares so I don't want to arbitrarily
> install a lot of programs I don't need.
> My question is,
> 1.) If I CVSUP SRC-ALL,  'make buildworld', 'make installworld' etc, will
> that install the entire source tree to my machine and eat up disk space
> unnecessarily? In other words do I need to weed out all but the basic
> components I want before make installworld?
> 2.) What branches of the source tree would I  be required to keep up to date
> for my minimal installation?
> I realized in testing on an older system that portupgrade will only install
> ports I am using but don't know if make installworld will do the same.

Check man make.conf(5)
to set which parts of /usr/src you don't want compiled by buildworld,
see also /usr/share/examples/etc/make.conf
for more explanations.

Check man cvsup(1)
to set which parts of the /usr/src you don't want updated by cvsup,
see also /usr/share/examples/cvsup/refuse.README
for more explanations.


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