[nycbug-talk] a clarification about the csup/CVS announcement

Eitan Adler lists at eitanadler.com
Fri Jan 11 17:51:31 EST 2013

On 11 January 2013 16:36, Brett Wynkoop <nycbug at wynn.com> wrote:

> The point is that someone with only 4GB of space has just enough room
> to rebuild world and rebuild kernel, but not enough room for ports as
> well.
> Now to try and figure out how to keep pulling kernel and world sources
> from the server after CVS is shutdown.  I have just looked at
> www.freebsd.org and while they talk about cvs for ports going away and
> point everyone at portsnap I see no reference to cvs for kernel and
> world going away and no instructions on what to do in that case.

This was my fault in the way I presented this announcement.

The world and kernel CVS (and csup) infrastructure is *not* going
away.  It is still considered deprecated.  There is no hard date for
when this will be turned off.  It is still a good idea to migrate away
from csup / CVS.

Only the *ports* CVS infrastructure has a hard date for when it will
be disabled: February 28th.

Eitan Adler

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