Subject: Sup of pkgsrc created empty directory
To: None <>
From: Jim Spath <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/23/2005 08:16:38
I have been using SUP to synch with pkgsrc for some time, but in the
last 2 days I have had problems and lost the tree. I'm seeing this when
I run sup manually after clearing the last "when" file:

# /usr/sbin/sup -s -v 
SUP 8.26 (4.3 BSD) for system software at Dec 23 08:04:47
SUP Upgrade of current-pkgsrc at Fri Dec 23 08:04:47 2005
SUP Fileserver 8.13 (4.3 BSD) 26205 on at 08:04:47
SUP Created directory /usr/sup
SUP Requesting changes since Dec 31 19:00:00 1969
SUP Using compressed file transfer
SUP Removed directory pkgsrc
SUP Created symbolic link pkgsrc to ../../pkgsrc/current/pkgsrc
SUP Upgrade of current-pkgsrc completed at Dec 23 08:04:48 2005
SUP Created directory sup/current for sup/current/when.pkgsrc

Looking at the FTP tree, I think this is related to the pkgsrc freeze,
where the source system may have changed in a way I didn't expect. I had
used a symbolic link from /usr/pkgsrc to /u02/pkgsrc, as my /usr drive
was getting filled.

My supp.list:

current release=pkgsrc hostbase=/ftp/pub \
base=/usr prefix=/usr backup use-rel-suffix compress delete

Any ideas how to correct? Which tree should I be getting?