Updating the ports collection
Olivier.Nicole at cs.ait.ac.th
Wed Oct 7 00:51:40 UTC 2009
> The FreeBSD handbook section 4.5.1 describes several methods for
> obtaining the ports collection including CVSup, Portsnap, and sysinstall.
> Section 4.5.1 also describes how to update the ports collection, but
> only for the CVSup and Portsnap methods.
> Q1: How do I update the ports collection after using sysinstall to
> obtain it?
I cannot speak for postsnap, but for cvsup:
- you re-run sysinstall and install cvsup from the CD
- or, since you installed the port tree, you go to
/usr/ports/net/cvsup-without-gui and you make, make install, make
> Q2: Is this explained in the handbook? If so, where?
Some may correct me, but I use a file that contains:
*default delete use-rel-suffix
You may change the default host accordingly.
Then I use the command cvsup <name_of_that_file>
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