Subject: Re: Question about cvs
To: Huub <>
From: Joseph A. Dacuma <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/14/2006 21:24:28
> 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

Hi (again) Huub!

Another thing that might confuse you, "ports" in the NetBSD parlance means
the platform or CPU architecture, not the applications you could or wish
to install.

Pkgsrc is the equivalent to the term "ports" in FreeBSD.