What cvs-supfile Directive did I Leave Out?

Fred Condo fcondo at quinn.com
Sat Mar 3 18:20:53 UTC 2007

Have a look at /usr/share/examples/cvsup/standard-supfile

You probably want something like this:

*default host=cvsup15.us.freebsd.org
*default base=/var/db
*default prefix=/usr
*default release=cvs tag=RELENG_6_2
*default delete use-rel-suffix

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On Mar 3, 2007, at 9:05 AM, Martin McCormick wrote:

> 	I originally wanted to bring the ISO image of FreeBSD6.2
> up to date using cvsup.  Everything worked perfectly including
> the make buildworld, make installworld, make buildkernel and make
> installkernel.  Then was when I realized that I was now running
> FreeBSD7.0 after having unwittingly upgraded.
> 	This particular system will be a very busy dhcpd server,
> however, so I probably don't want the bleeding edge.  It is a
> Dell 2650 and FreeBSD6.2 was the only ISO image of FreeBSD that
> found all the right drivers.  I probably need to go back to what
> I initially meant to do for safety sake.
> 	Since this was my first successful attempt at using
> cvsup, my questions now are:
> Can I safely downgrade back to the most stable version of 6.2
> using cvsup?
> What did I do wrong in the cvs-supfile I used?  upgrades are
> great if you want them, but this is going to be a production
> system so I would rather try the latest and greatest on a
> less-important box.
> All I wanted was sources, no ports or X; basically what you would
> have after using an ISO image.  Thanks.
> The cvs-sup file follows:
> *default tag=.
> *default host=cvsup15.us.freebsd.org
> *default prefix=/usr
> *default base=/var/db
> *default release=cvs delete use-rel-suffix
> src-all
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> ----------
> Martin McCormick WB5AGZ  Stillwater, OK
> Systems Engineer
> OSU Information Technology Department Network Operations Group
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