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To:freebsd-gnats-submit@FreeBSD.org From:cody chandler Subject:ports/166521: 5.5 of hand book "provide basic instructions on using the Ports Collection to install or remove programs" I asked in channel which do I run first.. cvsup or portsnap and when do I delete ports since I used the dvd for install of 9.0. Could t Date:Fri, 30 Mar 2012 15:47:46 GMT
 

>Number: 166521
>Category: ports
>Synopsis: 5.5 of hand book "provide basic instructions on using the Ports Collection to install or remove programs" I asked in channel which do I run first.. cvsup or portsnap and when do I delete ports since I used the dvd for install of 9.0. Could
>Confidential: no
>Severity: non-critical
>Priority: low
>Responsible: freebsd-ports-bugs
>State: open
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>Class: update
>Submitter-Id: current-users
>Arrival-Date: Fri Mar 30 15:50:12 UTC 2012
>Closed-Date:
>Last-Modified:
>Originator: cody chandler
>Release: 9.0 release
>Organization:
none
>Environment:
$ uname -a
FreeBSD backroom.tvworldwide.com 9.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE #0: Tue Jan 3 07:15:25 UTC 2012 root@obrian.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386

>Description:
The way the writing is in the hand book. Please note my reading skills are not as good as most. I have dislexia and tend to read something and mix it up or not comprehend it until I do read something several times. I read the HandBook 4 times and reinstalled and deleted /usr/ports 8 times testing to see what the difference was with cvsup and portsnap.
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>Unformatted:
there be a line added to 5.5 saying there are different steps to fetching and installing. Point out that cvsup 5.5.1 "Make sure /usr/ports is empty before you run csup for the first time! If you already have the Ports Collection present, obtained from another source, csup will not prune removed patch files." That line is what confused me to think I wasted time using ports from the DVD. When I only needed portsnap to update to stable. Thank you!
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