keeping freebsd uptodate - doubt

Mark Rowlands mark.rowlands at
Wed Feb 2 09:19:20 PST 2005

On Wednesday 02 February 2005 17:08, Robert Huff wrote:
> Karol Kwiatkowski writes:
> >  Someone else should comment on that, but I think updating (cvsup)
> >  ports tree once a week should be often enough to track changes
> >  and rare enough to not overload mirrors.
> 	The other theory involves more frequent (i,e, daily) but
> presumably smaller updates.
> 	On the gripping hand ... I'm not convinced the mirrors are
> in danger of overload except possibly at the end of a ports freeze.

an alternative is to subscribe to freshports  portswatch service and be 
notified  of changes to your installed ports and update accordingly.

fastest_cvsup (from the ports collection natch) can also be employed to locate 
the  fastest cvsup server for you

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