Subject: Re: Updating NetBSD and PKGSRC
To: Michael Kukat <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: port-i386
Date: 05/21/2005 10:22:14
On Sat, 2005-05-21 at 07:19 +0200, Michael Kukat wrote:
> Hi,
> On Fri, 20 May 2005, Robert Zagarello wrote:
> > The Guide says I can use cvs update -Pd for PKGSRC
> > while the install manual says to delete pkgsrc
> > altogether and download the entire package source
> > again.
> A CVS update only works, if you got your pkgsrc by cvs export. Otherwise, all
> those CVS directories and the files in them are either missing or contain the
> wrong data.

That's not right.  'cvs export' fetches a copy of the source tree but
_removes_ the CVS directories from it, so you cannot later do an update.
OTOH, 'cvs checkout' is what you want, as it keeps the CVS directories
in your working copy.

Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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