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Re: Error compiling cvsup in 3.1
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Error compiling cvsup in 3.1
- From: Ben Goren <ben_(_at_)_trumpetpower_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 18:01:54 -0700
On Wed, Jul 10, 2002 at 05:11:25PM -0700, Alhagie Puye wrote:
> Can anyone help me with this please? I need to get this box
First, a bit of patience is in order. You sent the original just a
few hours ago. misc@ isn't a for-pay helpdesk with a contract to
provide resolution within so many hours; it's a bunch of people
who like OpenBSD and like solving interesting problems related to
OpenBSD. If your problem really can't wait, expect to pay somebody
for help. A good place to find such a person:
> > I just upgraded to 3.1 (new install)
...so is it safe to assume that the system itself is running okay?
> > This is the error message I'm getting when I try to compile
> > cvsup:
A few things come to mind. The first is that, whenever I have
problems with ports, the first thing I do is get a fresh
copy. It'd be very worth your while nuking the cvsup directory in
ports and using CVS to check out a new one.
As always, make certain that the version of your ports tree
matches the version of your system. Don't use a -current ports
tree on a -stable system, etc.
It's not a bad idea to get a fresh copy of the cvsup sources
either. You can either manually delete the relevant files from
/usr/ports/distfiles or (check the docs on me for this) use make
REFETCH=true (or something very similar).
If all of that fails--if your system itself is stable, your ports
tree is clean and in synch, etc.--then the next step is to ask
$ grep MAINTAINER /usr/ports/net/cvsup/Makefile
MAINTAINER= Christian Weisgerber <naddy_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org>
Christian what's up. He's a pretty responsive guy, but he can get
busy at times. If you don't hear back from him after a few days,
then you should direct your question to ports_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org (but be
sure to subscribe for a while, first).
Finally, I have to wonder if you really need cvsup at all. FreeBSD
people tend to prefer cvsup, but OpenBSD folk just use plain ol'
CVS. It's simpler and more flexible (but cvsup certainly has its
for details, but the quick-n-dirty summary:
cd /usr && cvs co -rOPENBSD_3_1 ports
to get the latest stable ports tree if it doesn't exist
cd /usr/ports/net && rm -r cvsup && cvs up -rOPENBSD_3_1 -PAd
to nuke and re-fetch cvsup from the previous
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