Where's the docs for FreeBSD maintenance with Subversion?

Chris H bsd-lists at 1command.com
Thu Jul 4 09:26:52 UTC 2013

> In message <b8cefc405bcd2f7248f4c260a9148296.authenticated at ultimatedns.net>,
> 	Chris H (bsd-lists at 1command.com) wrote:
>> Greetings,
>>  I've _finally_ managed to get a break in my work schedule that coincides with
>> a period where pointyhat isn't barfing on my ARCH. So I was able to (cv)sup src && ports.
>> Update the kernel successfully, and (after hours of work), managed to upgrade ports. But
>> as (cv)sup was discontinued ~3 months ago, the ports aren't well synced, and I'm now
>> working on a fairly wobbly system. I'm on RELENG_8 (8.4), and would like to sync my src &&
>> ports via the (now defacto) subversion method. My previous experience is with the client
>> meerly for the sake of obtaining the src, and building -- _not_ maintaining a tree. I've
>> read what little is available in the handbook, and much of the Subversion book. But there
>> are
>> clearly different procedures/nuances where FreeBSD maintenance is concerned, both in the
>> building of Subversion, and it's usage, where FreeBSD is concerned. The biggest questions
>> in this regard, is;
>> 1) what to do with my current INDEX-8 && INDEX-8.db files?
>> 2) what of the "distfiles" directory
>> Do I simply copy them over, and "check them in"?
> When I converted from csup to svn I did the following - which seems to
> work. :-)
> 1. mv /usr/ports /usr/ports.old
> 2. mkdir /usr/ports
> 3. svn checkout into /usr/ports
> 4. mv /usr/ports.old/distfiles /usr/ports
> When I do a svn update it ignores distfiles.
> I hope this terse reply helps.

Perfect! Thanks.


> Cheers,
>        Nick.
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