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Manual Pages  — PORTSNAP.CONF

NAME

portsnap.conf – configuration file for portsnap(8)

CONTENTS

DESCRIPTION

The portsnap.conf file controls where portsnap(8) fetches ports tree snapshots from, which RSA key should be trusted to sign the updates, and what directories should hold the compressed and live ports trees.

A line of the form

    SERVERNAME=portsnap.example.com

specifies the source from which snapshots should be fetched. This is equivalent to the -s server option to portsnap(8), and will be ignored if the command-line option is used.

A line of the form

    KEYPRINT=0123456789abc ... 456789abcdef

(64 characters in total) specifies the SHA-256 hash of the OpenSSL public key file belonging to an RSA keypair which is trusted to sign updates. This is equivalent to the -k KEY option to portsnap(8), and will be ignored if the command-line option is used.

A line of the form

    WORKDIR=/path/to/workdir

specifies the directory in which portsnap should maintain its compressed snapshot of the ports tree. This is equivalent to the -d workdir option to portsnap(8), and will be ignored if the command-line option is used.

A line of the form

    PORTSDIR=/path/to/portstree

specifies the directory in which portsnap will create the live ports tree from its compressed snapshot via the extract and update commands. This is equivalent to the -p portsdir option to portsnap(8), and will be ignored if the command-line option is used.

If more than one line of any of the above forms is included in portsnap.conf then only the last one will take effect.

A line of the form

    INDEX INDEXFILE DESCRIBEFILE

will instruct portsnap(8) that the specified INDEX file is generated from the specified describe file distributed by the portsnap server.

Finally, a line of the form

    REFUSE foo bar

will instruct portsnap(8) to ignore parts of the ports tree with paths starting with foo or bar, which are interpreted as extended regular expressions by egrep(1). This will result in those parts of the tree not being updated in the compressed snapshot when the fetch and cron commands are used and not being extracted when the extract command is used (unless a specific path is passed to portsnap(8)), and if those parts of the ports tree are present they will not be updated when the update command is used. Unlike the other options, the parameters in REFUSE lines accumulate and all such lines are considered. Note that operating with an incomplete ports tree is not supported and may cause unexpected results.

Any lines not of the above forms will be ignored.

FILES

/etc/portsnap.conf
  Default location of the portsnap configuration file.

SEE ALSO

egrep(1), fetch(1), sha256(1), portsnap(8)

AUTHORS

Colin Percival <Mt cperciva@FreeBSD.org>

FreeBSD PORTSNAP.CONF (5) January 30, 2005

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