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 A safer approach?
Author: Sorry, I am tired of SPAM 
Date:   02-11-01 15:07

Always check the handbook before you proceed. Things can change by the time you read this. An easy way to see the latest version is to access it via the search interface at the web:
Keywords you may want to try in your search: cvsup, supfile, and portcheckout come to mind.

That being said, a safer procedure than the one described in your article is (IMHO) :

a) pkg_add -r cvsup-16.1.e
pkg_add -r portcheckout-2.0

b) create this file
--- begin of file /usr/local/etc/cvsup/supfile.minimal
*default tag=.
*default prefix=/usr
*default base=/usr/local/etc/cvsup
*default release=cvs delete use-rel-suffix compress
--- end of /usr/local/etc/cvsup/supfile.minimal
Note: YOURCOUNTRYCODE to be replaced by that if a cvsup mirror
is in your country. (For a list of them search the handbook.)

c) cvsup -g -L 2 /usr/local/etc/cvsup/supfile.minimal

d) man portcheckout
Will explain you what to do next.

Essentially portcheckout will fetch the ports tree skeleton
of your favorite port and all its dependencies. No less no more.

Hope this helps.

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