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Date:      Tue, 3 Oct 2006 06:00:30 -0700
From:      Garrett Cooper <youshi10@u.washington.edu>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: installing ports
Message-ID:  <2F1E3E09-59A7-40A1-82A3-332ECAC40CEF@u.washington.edu>
In-Reply-To: <03e101c6e6ea$a831a780$8e11fea9@user1>
References:  <03e101c6e6ea$a831a780$8e11fea9@user1>

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On Oct 3, 2006, at 5:51 AM, Mbuthia Wangui wrote:

> I have a bandwidth manager running on FreeBSD 4.9 LOCAL. I want to  
> install net-snmp so that traffic generated on the bwmger can be  
> pointed to cacti (like mrtg). My problem is that I have gone  
> through enough manuals to get assistance on which commands I should  
> run to install the ports hierarchy. I have even tried using the  
> cvsup utility but I get an error: "Parsing supfile "ports-supfile"
> Release not specified for collection "host=cvsup.FreeBSD.org". It  
> doesn't matter which host I use, the response is still the same.
>
> Is there something I'm doing wrong or missing out. Will really  
> appreciate prompt response.
>
> P.S. Can someone please recommend a FreeBSD book for dummies.
>
> Thanks
>
> Phyllis Mbuthia
> Assistant Network Engineer
> Africa Online, Kenya
> Tel: +254 (20) 243 775
> Fax: +254 (20) 27 100 10
> Email: pwangui@africaonline.co.ke
> AIM: Zytuni

Try something like this in your ports supfile:

*default release=cvs tag=.

Refer to /usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile for a valid ports  
supfile.
-Garrett



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