Problems while trying to update DFBSD

wa1ter at wa1ter at
Sat Sep 18 12:07:38 PDT 2004

On Sat, 18 Sep 2004, [ISO-8859-1] Benedikt Mrüller wrote:

> Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2004 20:30:06 +0200
> From: "[ISO-8859-1] Benedikt Mrüller" <mad_mueller at xxxxxx>
> Newsgroups: dragonfly.users
> Subject: Re: Problems while trying to update DFBSD
> Ah, okay. It seems I haven't correctly downloaded the source-tree.
> There is a file named /usr/src/etc/mtree/BSD.root.dist,v. Most files in
> /usr/src are ending with ,v.
> I'll check some readmes what went wrong...

As noted in previous threads, it seems you originally installed a
complete 'repository' of the sources, as opposed to a 'checked-out'
(and ready-to-compile) copy of the original CVS repository.

The FreeBSD/DFly tradition is to use cvsup rather than cvs to
'check-out' the source code.  This gives you the already
'checked-out' copy of sources rather than the original CVS
repository.  Typically, only developers or maintainers of
a CVS mirror would be interested in maintaining a copy
of the entire CVS repository.

Most of us lamers just use cvsup to check out a copy of the
source code.  The phrase 'check out' comes from one of the
commands used with the cvs utility -- read the cvs manpage
if you want to know more.  (Eventually you will actually
*want* to know how to use cvs, believe-it-or-not ;-)

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