installing ports

Mbuthia Wangui pwangui at
Tue Oct 3 05:52:30 PDT 2006

I have a bandwidth manager running on FreeBSD 4.9 LOCAL. I want to install net-snmp so that traffic generated on the bwmger can be pointed to cacti (like mrtg). My problem is that I have gone through enough manuals to get assistance on which commands I should run to install the ports hierarchy. I have even tried using the cvsup utility but I get an error: "Parsing supfile "ports-supfile"
Release not specified for collection "". It doesn't matter which host I use, the response is still the same.

Is there something I'm doing wrong or missing out. Will really appreciate prompt response. 

P.S. Can someone please recommend a FreeBSD book for dummies.


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