installing ports

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Tue Oct 3 06:00:25 PDT 2006

On Oct 3, 2006, at 5:51 AM, Mbuthia Wangui wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks
> Phyllis Mbuthia
> Assistant Network Engineer
> Africa Online, Kenya
> Tel: +254 (20) 243 775
> Fax: +254 (20) 27 100 10
> Email: pwangui at
> AIM: Zytuni

Try something like this in your ports supfile:

*default release=cvs tag=.

Refer to /usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile for a valid ports  

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