If cvsup's a no-go, will copying work?
florenzi at gmail.com
Wed Jul 4 23:53:39 UTC 2007
On 7/5/07, Andrew Gould <andrewgould at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I received permission to install a *nix at work. I installed FreeBSD 6.2;
> but I am unable to cvsup successfully. I've tried the various modes. I've
> even tried nesting it in a Python script that tries to get authorization
> through a proxy -- it didn't help, but was worth a try.
Have you tried portsnap? Since it runs over normal http you should have no
issues. As for the source tree...
> I really, really, really want to get past the xorg 7* issue before I have a
> lot of applications installed.
> If a computer at home is up-to-date, can I:
> 1. Delete /usr/src/*, /usr/ports/* and /usr/doc/* from the work computer;
Shouldn't really be nessacery, but why not.
> 2. copy the /usr/src/*, /usr/ports/* and /usr/doc/* from the home
Yep, just cvsup, and then tar them up, and copy over.
> Is it as simple as that?
It should be! Remember, try portsnap for the ports, it should work just fine.
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