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Date:      Sun, 05 Aug 2007 10:38:48 -0400
From:      "Arend P. van der Veen" <apvanderveen@att.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   portsdb and cvsup
Message-ID:  <46B5E0F8.7050405@att.net>

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Hi,

I have recently been having trouble with running portsdb after cvsup.  I 
am running 6.2-RELEASE-p7.

The approach that I had been using was:

/usr/local/bin/cvsup  -L 0 /usr/sup/supfile
/usr/local/sbin/portsdb -Uu

This had worked great until the emacs22 update.  Now portsdb crashes due 
to the emacs entry in /etc/make.conf.  However, I see very little 
chatter on the lists about this.  I have started to wonder if the bulk 
of the community may be updating their ports differently.  Upon some 
limited research I found that I could use:

/usr/local/bin/cvsup  -L 0 /usr/sup/supfile
/usr/local/sbin/portsdb -Fu

This work fine for me.  I can then use tools such as pkg_version, 
pkg_delete, portinstall and portupgrade without any problems.

My open ended question is what does the rest of the community do to 
update their ports collection?

Thanks,
Arend



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