Client only supports checkout mode

Manolis Kiagias sonic2000gr at
Mon Aug 4 22:46:26 UTC 2008

kalin m wrote:
> thanks....
> i tried both cvsup and csup to update my ports and i'm not sure it's 
> working. they both run through but the ports don't seem to be updated.
> like i can see a new port here 
> which is 5.2.6 
> (also on freshports) but using i don't get above 
> 5.2.5....
> is there any other way?

Well, just to make sure, use the ports-supfile from 
/usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile and change *only* the server to
Just checked my tree, and I have php 5.2.6. Some cvsup servers seem to 
be more up to date than others.

Then again, if it is just the ports tree you are after, I would suggest 
using portsnap:

The first time just do:

portsnap fetch extract

And for all subsequent times:

portsnap fetch update

That's it! No settings, no supfiles, no worries on selecting servers. 
And it is faster too. The first time it will download a ~50MB file, but 
then updates will be a lot smaller.

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