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How to Update Sources and Ports via cvsup in FreeBSD

  1. Install cvsup-without-gui from ports:

    cd /usr/ports/net/cvsup-without-gui

    make install

  2. Copy the cvsup recipes to /usr/local/etc:

    cp /usr/share/examples/cvsup/stable-supfile /usr/local/etc/stable-supfile

    cp /usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile /usr/local/etc/ports-supfile

  3. Edit the cvsup recipes for both stable and ports — you just need to specify the server to use (for example

    ee /usr/local/etc/stable-supfile

    ee /usr/local/etc/ports-supfile

  4. Update your sources:

    /usr/local/bin/cvsup -g /usr/local/etc/stable-supfile

    /usr/local/bin/cvsup -g /usr/local/etc/ports-supfile

  5. install portupgrade and update all previously installed ports:

    cd /usr/ports/sysutils/portupgrade

    make install

    /usr/local/sbin/portsdb -Uu

    portupgrade -aiRr

And there you have it!


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