initialise ports tree (WAS: long string using find and "-exec ls -ls" to find part-of filename)
freebsd at edvax.de
Thu Jul 3 22:39:16 UTC 2014
On Thu, 3 Jul 2014 14:34:50 -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> Organization: Thought Unlimited. Public service Unix since 1986.
> Of_Interest: With 27++ years of service to the Unix community.
> On Thu, Jul 03, 2014 at 07:39:49AM +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> > On Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:27:11 -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> > > =====
> > > Organization: Thought Unlimited. Public service Unix since 1986.
> > > Of_Interest: With 27++ years of service to the Unix community.
> > >
> > > On Tue, Jul 01, 2014 at 10:09:20AM +0800, Gregory Orange wrote:
> > > > On 01/07/14 05:58, Polytropon wrote:
> > > > >On Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:39:09 -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> > > > >> One totally OT thing. my sysadmin is or will be on his honeymoon
> > > > >> but installed FBSD 10.X. without ports. do you know what magic
> > > > >> command I use to install the entire ports tree?
> > > > >
> > > > >You can either use the installation media or pull it from FTP:
> > > >
> > > > Why not use portsnap? It's just so easy.
> > > > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/ports-using.html
> > > >
> > > > # portsnap fetch extract
> > >
> > > [...]
> > >
> > > "portsnap"; indeed.
> > This is probably the most convenient method both for initializing
> > and updating your ports tree if you don't need split-second deltas
> > (which only SVN can deliver). :-)
> ye-gods! SVN? is that like CVS?
Yes, it's the successor for version control access for FreeBSD
sources and ports. In the past, CVS has been used (cvsup-without-gui
from ports, later csup in the base OS), today Subversion is
being used (subversion from ports, probably svnup soon in OS).
The functionality toward the "end user" is comparable, even
though certain things are easier to achieve with SVN. That's
why I'd like to see a csup-like "replacement" be part of the OS,
or at least a stub a la "base pkg" which pulls in the actual
program at first use.
> > Just to make sure you can continue receiving helpful replies
> > from this list... :-)
> could this have anything to do with my having quit my
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