If cvsup's a no-go, will copying work?

cpghost cpghost at cordula.ws
Wed Jul 4 23:54:38 UTC 2007

Andrew Gould 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.
> 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; and
> 2.  copy the /usr/src/*,  /usr/ports/* and /usr/doc/* from the home computer?
> Is it as simple as that?

On more thing. I usually csup /usr/src, /usr/ports and /usr/doc on one
machine, and then rsync those directories to a lot of other machines
on an internal network. Works like a charm, and conserves bandwidth

> Thanks,
> Andrew


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