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Date:      Wed, 20 Dec 2006 10:09:30 -0700
From:      "Z. Wade Hampton" <>
Subject:   nonstandard ports
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Hello to all,
Not long ago, I ran cvsup "successfully".
In the example cvs-supfile, the following opening lines exist:

# base=3D/var/db
#=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0This specifies the root where=
 CVSup will store information
#=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0about the collections you hav=
e transferred to your system.
#=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0A setting of "/var/db" will g=
enerate this information in
#=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0/var/db/sup. =A0Even if you a=
re CVSupping a large number of
#=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0collections, you will be hard=
 pressed to generate more than
#=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0~1MB of data in this director=
y. =A0You can override the
#=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0"base" setting on the command=
 line with cvsup's "-b base"
#=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0option. =A0This directory mus=
t exist in order to run CVSup.
# prefix=3D/home/ncvs
#=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0This specifies where to place=
 the requested files. =A0A
#=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0setting of "/home/ncvs" will =
place all of the files
#=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0requested in /home/ncvs (e.g.=
, "/home/ncvs/src/bin",
=2E =A0The prefix directory
#=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0must exist in order to run CV=

I attempted running cvsup with "base" and "prefix" locations other than the=
ones stated above; and, it did not work.

However, when I edited the supfile as described above, the whole process ra=
to completion, "successfully".

Well, now I have an updated ports tree in /home/ncvs/ports instead=20
of /usr/ports.

So, my question this morning is what do I do with that? =A0Do I=20
treat /home/ncvs/ports as if it were /usr/ports?

Do I copy the entire /home/ncvs/ports directory to /usr/ports for updated=20

Thank you in advance for directives.

Z. Wade Hampton
Twin Bridges, Montana

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