Subject: Re: Question about cvs
To: Huub <>
From: Liam J. Foy <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/14/2006 14:54:50
On 14 Apr 2006, at 13:38, Huub wrote:

> Hi,
> For some time I've been using NetBSD 3.0/amd64 now and love it.  
> When reading about updating the ports, 'they' say you can either  
> use cvs or download a new pkgsrc-current.tar.gz. Since I've been  
> running FreeBSD for some time, I'm used to a tool called cvsup.  
> Does cvs work the same way, e.g. just 'cvs ports-supfile' and  
> pkgsrc is being updated? I read the doc (manpage?) about cvs and  
> can't say it's quite clear to me.
> Thanks,
> Huub

You should also note that pkgsrc-current.tar.gz could be up to a
week old.

Alternatively you could do (and what I use to get pkgsrc current
and keep uptodate):

setenv CVSROOT
cd /usr
cvs checkout -A -P pkgsrc

And then to update do

setenv CVSROOT
cd /usr/pkgsrc
cvs update -A -Pd

		Liam J. Foy