[Bug 255323] handbook: Discourage use of portsnap, document gitup

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Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2022 17:56:39 UTC

--- Comment #14 from Muhammad Moinur Rahman <bofh@freebsd.org> ---
(In reply to VVD from comment #13)
By the by I think everyone is missing a point here. This is not about removing
portsnap from the base neither adding gitup/got in the base. And git/git-lite
is never going to be landed in the base as the code is GPLv2.

The entire purpose of this is to discourage usage of portsnap. Just consider
that when someone is planning to migrate to FreeBSD from Linux. And for port
installation they are trying portsnap and somehow while portsnap fetch update
it pollutes the tree making the tree unusable. Do you think that a new user
will be interested with continuing with FreeBSD. No. That is the main purpose.
People who are regular user and know about this will continue using it. If
broken they know how to fix it. But a newbie in the FreeBSD world might not
know about it and might lose interest sooner than ever.

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