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Using CVSup

( FreeBSD 5.4 )
I want to update my Ports, but keep getting this error when I CVSup.
CVSup will make it to about here than fail,

/var/db/ports/devel/p5-Proc-Daemon/#cvs.cvsup-888.22709: Cannot create: No space left on device

than FreeBSD goes into a panic becuse it has no space left and my computer becomes unuseable:

 /var: create/symlink faild, no inodes free

I looked at the size of /var and it has plenty of space.

This is what I have in my Ports-Supfile:

*default host=cvsup4.FreeBSD.org
*default base=/var/db
ports-all
*default prefix=/usr
*default release=cvs tag=.
*default delete use-rel-suffix

should I change the '/var' directory in my CVSup file to something else?

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palm_3333
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it_alchemistCommented:
Normally people use  *default base=/usr

You may have space on /var but inodes might be exhausted which can happen when you have a lot of tiny files.

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palm_3333Author Commented:
I tried the  ' *default base=/usr ' and CVSup gave the following:

Nonexistent Base Directory "/usr/local/etc/cvsup" for collection "ports-all"

I made the directory and it still diden't work, the CVSup example file says
'/var/db' directory must exist in order to run CVSup.

some more help with this would be great.
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it_alchemistCommented:
Here's a typical cvsup file using a different cvsup server.

*default host=cvsup.dk.FreeBSD.org
*default base=/usr
*default prefix=/usr
*default release=cvs tag=.
*default delete use-rel-suffix
*default compress
ports-all

save this file. Then, run the cvsup command as:

cvsup -g -L 2 /path/to/cvsupfile


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