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 cvsup4.us.FreeBSD.org):
     
    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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