November 13th, 2001, 09:00 AM
cvsup ports tree ???
1. how do I cvsup my ports tree
2. Is it possible to just cvsup the ports without cvsup the core system / kernel etc. I actually don't want to do a make world and so forth since I don't want my webserver to go down.
I only want to upgrade some software running on it, like postfix, proftp, apache.
I'm running freebsd 4.3-Release
November 13th, 2001, 09:20 AM
1) buildworld and upgrade to 4.4-STABLE, then cvsup your ports tree.
>> Is it possible to just cvsup the ports without cvsup the core system
Yes but unreliable and not recommended. You need to install /usr/ports/sysutils/portupgrade
>> since I don't want my webserver to go down
Not a good excuse. Further, while building world, all daemons can be up and running like usual. You just need a reboot after buildworld + recompile your kernel and that's the only moment your webserver will go down.
If you consider yourself a FreeBSD user (like telling others, hey I run FreeBSD box and I am proud of myself ), you need this essential step - buildworld. If you haven't tried to buildworld, do not tell anyone that you are running a FreeBSD box, you don't deserve to be a FreeBSD user.
So do it now since you will have to do this sooner or later anyway, if you continue to use FreeBSD.
November 13th, 2001, 09:27 AM
Ok, thanx, I personally haven't cvsupped my system yet and I really need to do it. Even though the system has been up and running for a while now without any problems. I heard you had to go to single user mode to buildworld. I'll just go and read the handbook very thoroughly so I can upgrade my system.
Marc van Duivenvoorde
November 13th, 2001, 09:38 AM
>> I heard you had to go to single user mode to buildworld
Not at all.