Anybody using the portcheckout port

Rob Farmer rfarmer at
Fri Jul 23 01:59:43 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 6:48 PM, Fbsd8 <fbsd8 at> wrote:
> Is this port broken?
> I can not get it to work.
> It gives this message
> cvs checkout: No CVSROOT specified! Please use the -d option
> Cannot read the INDEX file. Give up

I am not familiar with that port, but it looks to be a wrapper for
running cvs to get the port directory (and dependencies) you have
requested, then installing from that. cvs needs either the -d flag or
the CVSROOT environment variable to tell it which CVS repo to checkout
from. There are some examples here:

Rob Farmer

> The manpage has no information about any options at all, so have no idea how
> the -d option is to be coded. I do have a /usr/ports/INDEX file so don't
> understand what its complaining about.
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