DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2008-07
Re: keeping pkgsrc up to date
On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 01:31:26PM -0700, walt wrote:
> Matthew Dillon wrote:
>> :What do you use to keep your pkgsrc tree up to date?
>> :Anonymous cvs does work but is pretty slow.
>> :The cvsup mirrors seem to be rather busy.
>> :I used the mercurial repo at
>> :for some time, but it seems to be down now.
>> : Johannes
>> I do an overnight anoncvs update. It isn't the most efficient
>> way to do it but I don't know of any other official way to do it.
> I used to use cvsup from one of the NetBSD mirror sites, but I finally
> discovered that the cvsup mirrors for pkgsrc just didn't seem to update
> properly, so I switched back to anoncvs and the problem disappeared.
> Slower, but safer.
I see that pkgsrc is available on the NetBSD and mirror sites via
*rsync*. I am not clear why everybody keeps dealing with the problems
with cvsup or slowness of cvs. You can use the *mirror* tool
(http://hightek.org/mirror/) that I posted here a while back that
I originally wrote for fast, simple and automated updates of the
Dragonfly CVS repository.