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Date:      Thu, 5 Jul 2007 01:53:34 +0200
From:      "Federico Lorenzi" <florenzi@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: If cvsup's a no-go, will copying work?
Message-ID:  <3a386af20707041653s5d331d3bh4ba0ec91e606df45@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <253689.59522.qm@web35313.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
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On 7/5/07, Andrew Gould <andrewgould@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I received permission to install a *nix at work.  I installed FreeBSD 6.2;
> but I am unable to cvsup successfully.  I've tried the various modes.  I've
> even tried nesting it in a Python script that tries to get authorization
> through a proxy -- it didn't help, but was worth a try.
Have you tried portsnap? Since it runs over normal http you should have no
issues. As for the source tree...

> I really, really, really want to get past the xorg 7* issue before I have a
> lot of applications installed.
>
> If a computer at home is up-to-date, can I:
>
> 1.  Delete /usr/src/*,  /usr/ports/* and /usr/doc/* from the work computer;
> and
Shouldn't really be nessacery, but why not.

> 2.  copy the /usr/src/*,  /usr/ports/* and /usr/doc/* from the home
> computer?
Yep, just cvsup, and then tar them up, and copy over.

> Is it as simple as that?
It should be! Remember, try portsnap for the ports, it should work just fine.

Cheers
Federico



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