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Re: getting an old server up to scratch...

From: Nikolas Britton <nikolas.britton_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-12-21 02:23:51 CET

On 12/20/05, Jeff D. Hamann <jeff.hamann@forestinformatics.com> wrote:
> I've been trying to build a new server and I've gotten to stage where I can
> start moving some of the data over from the old server. In the process I've
> decided to move my version control software from cvs to svn and have been
> using svn nicely now for some time. My old machine is a FreeBSD 4.4 machine
> and the ports trees simply doesn't work anymore. I only get:
>
> stimpy# cd /usr/ports/devel/cvs2svn
> stimpy# make install
> "/usr/ports/Mk/bsd.port.mk", line 4942: Malformed conditional
> (defined(USE_RCORDER) || defined(USE_RC_SUBR) && ${USE_RC_SUBR:U} != "YES")
> "/usr/ports/Mk/bsd.port.mk", line 4952: Malformed conditional
> (defined(USE_RC_SUBR) && ${USE_RC_SUBR:U} != "YES")
> "/usr/ports/Mk/bsd.port.mk", line 4963: if-less endif
> "/usr/ports/Mk/bsd.port.mk", line 4963: Need an operator
> "/usr/ports/Mk/bsd.port.mk", line 5272: if-less endif
> "/usr/ports/Mk/bsd.port.mk", line 5272: Need an operator
> make: fatal errors encountered -- cannot continue
> stimpy#
>
> for practically every port these days. I've tried installing from source and
> I need to upgrade python (which doesn't work using portupgrade either). I
> see it isn't possible to use cvs2svn on the new machine were I get to pass
> in the cvs path as :pserver:/blah,blah,blah... and I can't make a dump file
> on the old machine...
>
> now what?
>
> For svn users, is there a way to dump the cvs repos without using cvs2svn?
>
> and for FreeBSD users,
>
> Is it possible to get the port working or should I just move on and lick my
> wounds?
>

Have you tryed updating your ports system with cvsup and/or updating
that system to 4.11 (RELENG_4_11) ?

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