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Update freebsd ports collection with cvsup

If you have just installed FreeBSD from CD\DVD, first that you need to do – update ports collection freebsd (update freebsd ports tree) and src files from repositories.
With cvsup update ports collection isn’t difficult. Install cvsup:

#cd /usr/ports/net/cvsup-without-gui/
#make install clean

Copy and edit supfile (I describe only ports tree upfating process. Src updating is looks same):
#cp /usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile /etc/ports-supfile
#vim /etc/ports-supfile

Choose nearest mirror for you:
*default host=cvsup3.ua.FreeBSD.org

My ports-supfile looks like:

*default host=cvsup.ua.FreeBSD.org
*default base=/var/db
*default prefix=/usr
*default release=cvs tag=.
*default delete use-rel-suffix
*default compress
ports-all

Save file and give command updating:
#cvsup -g -L 2 /etc/ports-supfile

It is can updating a long time (specially if you have slow internet connection).
When process is finish – you will can calm install soft from the ports.

2 Responses to “Update freebsd ports collection with cvsup”

  1. csup(1) is set up in essentially the same way, with the added bonus that it is in base

  2. Do not install anything.
    Give one command only:

    # csup -L 2 -h cvsup3.ua.FreeBSD.org /usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile

    А nearest mirror you can find by next command:
    # fastest_cvsup -Qcru

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