[PC-BSD Testing] Fetch Ports Tree is not extracting to /usr

Ben Milman ben at ixsystems.com
Thu Apr 19 12:01:44 PDT 2012


Yeah, "fetch system ports tree" will perform a portsnap fetch that
works as expected, or you can download and extract it manually. That
section just needs to be clarified with better labels and maybe some
hint text.

On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 11:45 AM, claive alvin Acedilla
<cabpacedilla at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, because Ports tree can also downloaded by ftp and extracted inside /usr
> as I was taught by my friend nemysis in irc.
> I thought it work the same with Fetch Ports Tree
>
>
> On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 8:40 PM, Ben Milman <ben at ixsystems.com> wrote:
>>
>> No problem. This just further supports my thought about how confusing
>> that section is, if someone "tech savvy" and familiar with PC-BSD can
>> still be tripped up by it. Kris said he'll probably rework before 9.1.
>>
>> Ben
>>
>> On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 10:34 AM, claive alvin Acedilla
>> <cabpacedilla at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Thanks Ben
>> >
>> >
>> > On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 8:17 PM, Ben Milman <ben at ixsystems.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> The "fetch ports tree" button there is for the ports jail (and it
>> >> fails silently if your ports jail is not initiated, see
>> >> https://trac.pcbsd.org/ticket/592) - the one you want for the main
>> >> system is "fetch system ports tree". This is a usability defect I've
>> >> already requested a revision to (https://trac.pcbsd.org/ticket/593)
>> >>
>> >> Ben
>> >>
>> >> On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 9:49 AM, claive alvin Acedilla
>> >> <cabpacedilla at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> > Steps:
>> >> > 1. Run Control Panel
>> >> > 2. Double click System Manager
>> >> > 3. Input root password
>> >> > 4. Click Tasks Tab
>> >> > 5. Click Fetch Ports Tree
>> >> > 6. Portsnap download will start and will finish after some time with
>> >> > the
>> >> > the
>> >> > message "Finished" but when I checked in /usr, ports folder is not
>> >> > there.
>> >> >
>> >> > Im using PCBSD 9.0 USBLite 32-bit
>> >> >
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