How to use subversion to keep source, system and doc files up to date?

Thomas Mueller mueller23 at
Thu Sep 27 06:34:55 UTC 2012

from "David J. Weller-Fahy" <dave-lists-freebsd-questions at>:

> svn update /usr/src/

When you use svn the first time, svn doesn't know where the repository is, 
and svn repository is not fully in sync with cvs or csup repository.

So you might need, in a fresh directory,

svn co svn:// /usr/src

This is for 9-stable.

To update,

svn up /usr/src

To find paths for other repositories,

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