Fetching sources from Windows?

Sam Lawrance boris at brooknet.com.au
Sat Apr 7 17:27:17 UTC 2007

On 31/03/2007, at 12:57 AM, Joe Kraft wrote:

> Jerry McAllister wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 05, 2007 at 12:45:55PM -0500, frzburn wrote:
>>> Hi!
>>> I have a slow Internet connection at home, and I would like to  
>>> know if it is
>>> possible to fetch the STABLE sources from somewhere else (ex.: at  
>>> work).
>>> What I want is to get the latest sources, like described in the  
>>> handbook (
>>> http://www.ca.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ 
>>> synching.html),
>>> even if it means downloading all of it, since there no way to  
>>> diff with my
>>> current source...
>> Basically, that is what I do.  I only have a regular old phone  
>> modem at home.
>> I take my home machine in to the office where I have a reliable  
>> 100 Mb/s
>> and do my installs there.   The only problem is fixing up IPs and  
>> host
>> names.
>> If I ever get rich and get a laptop with significant disk, I can just
>> carry that and pull everything down to it and take it home to work
>> on the desktop machine - or I could get one of those nice big USB  
>> drives
>> and download everything to that.
>> ////jerry
> I have a computer that's not connected to the internet that I keep  
> up to date using CTM.  I've subscribed to one of the ctm-XXX mail  
> list with my work address and I just save the messages to a  
> relatively small USB memory stick from the windows machine.  Once I  
> have the updates on there I bring the stick home and run ctm-rmail  
> and it updates my source tree.
> It would have been even easier if I was able to get ftp access to  
> get the CTM updates directly without resorting to using e-mail for  
> the transfer.

You can!  The CTM deltas are available from FTP.  You would have  
started out by getting an "empty" delta from FTP - and all the  
increments are located in the same place.  There is more information  
in the handbook.


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