From /usr/share/examples/etc/make.conf: Code: #SUP_UPDATE= # #SUP= /usr/bin/csup [color="Red"]#SUPFLAGS= -g -L 2[/color] #SUPHOST= cvsup.uk.FreeBSD.org #SUPFILE= /usr/share/examples/cvsup/standard-supfile #PORTSSUPFILE= /usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile #DOCSUPFILE= /usr/share/examples/cvsup/doc-supfile I think "-g" is redundant. csup(1) do not support this option. Why it is still listed in the example make.conf file? Code: > csup -g Usage: csup [options] supfile Options: -1 Don't retry automatically on failure (same as "-r 0") -4 Force usage of IPv4 addresses -6 Force usage of IPv6 addresses -A addr Bind local socket to a specific address -b base Override supfile's "base" directory -c collDir Subdirectory of "base" for collections (default "sup") -d delLimit Allow at most "delLimit" file deletions (default unlimited) -h host Override supfile's "host" name -i pattern Include only files/directories matching pattern. May be repeated for an OR operation. Default is to include each entire collection. -k Keep bad temporary files when fixups are required -l lockfile Lock file during update; fail if already locked -L n Verbosity level (0..2, default 1) -p port Alternate server port (default 5999) -r n Maximum retries on transient errors (default unlimited) -s Don't stat client files; trust the checkouts file -v Print version and exit -z Enable compression for all collections -Z Disable compression for all collections Someone told me that csup(1) supported this option before, but abandon it now(I am not sure about this). Since I still run FreeBSD 8.0 release, I don't know whether 8.1 or current branch's example make.conf file still contains "-g" option. I think maybe the corresponding developer forgot to update this example file.