cvsup* ??

Alan Garfield alan at
Tue Oct 31 00:46:14 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-10-31 at 13:32 +1300, Juha Saarinen wrote:
> On 10/31/06, Alan Garfield <alan at> wrote:
> > I also find that the is totally useless. It
> > doesn't carry src-all and this effectively makes fastest_cvsup useless
> > for me because when I do 'make update' in /usr/src it selects cvs6 and
> > fails.
> Hmm, that's Planetmirror, isn't it? Have you tried contacting them?

No I haven't had the time really. It's a minor annoyance in the grand
scheme of things. I generally just manually override SUPHOST if it
doesn't work.

> > SUP_UPDATE=true
> > SUPFILE=/usr/share/examples/cvsup/standard-supfile
> > SUP=/usr/local/bin/csup
> > SUPHOST=`/usr/local/bin/fastest_cvsup -q -c au`
> Neat - didn't know you could put it into make.conf like that.

Indeed, it makes updating a system really easy. Also I prefer csup over
cvsup because it doesn't rely on a stack of dependencies that are
otherwise unused on my systems.


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