Installing/Upgrading Ports

Dominic Marks dom at
Wed Nov 15 06:33:04 PST 2006

On Wed, 15 Nov 2006 13:59:38 +0000
"Suhail Choudhury" <suhailc at> wrote:

> Hi,
> Why trying to install ports via "sysinstall -> customise -> ports",
> whichever location I try, I get the following message:

Most people avoid sysinstall where possible :-)

> How can I install the ports directory on 6.1-RELEASE-p10?

# cd /usr
# fetch
# tar xzf ports.tar.gz
# rm ports.tar.gz

You should then use csup to update this ports tree:

# cp /usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile /your/place/
# csup -h /your/place/ports-supfile

1. Replace xx with your two letter country code. Of if you have
no luck with your country, try a neighbour.

2. If you don't have csup installed then you can install it
from ports first:

# cd /usr/ports/net/csup && make install

3. Installing and learning portaudit and portupgrade (from
ports) is also a good idea.

> Regards,
> Suhail.


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