Ports Tree, Updating
To update your FreeBSD system, you'll probably want to sync your sources to the live sources offered via CVS. There is a port cvsup that you can use to update your other ports and source trees if you want.
== Installing CVSup ==
You'll need to have superuser access, so su to root and then go to your /usr/ports/net/ directory. There are two versions of cvsup available to you: cvsup and cvsup-without-gui (for systems that don't have or need the cvsup GUI). Pick the one that's most apporpriate for you and go into that directory and "make install clean":
dave@samizdata:~% su - Password: samizdata# cd /usr/ports/net/ samizdata# ls cvsup* cvsup: Makefile distinfo pkg-descr.nogui scripts README.html pkg-descr pkg-plist
cvsup-mirror: Makefile files pkg-descr pkg-plist README.html pkg-deinstall pkg-install scripts
cvsup-without-gui: Makefile README.html
cvsupit: Makefile pkg-descr pkg-plist README.html pkg-install pkg-req samizdata# cd cvsup-without-gui/ samizdata# ls Makefile README.html samizdata# make install clean