Portsnap is now in the base system

Florent Thoumie flz at FreeBSD.org
Tue Aug 9 10:01:04 GMT 2005


Colin Percival wrote:
> About 12 hours ago I committed portsnap to HEAD.  From the commit log:
> 
>   Add portsnap to the base system.  This is a secure, easy to use,
>   fast, lightweight, and generally good way for users to keep their
>   ports trees up to date.
> 
> In particular, users who just want to keep their ports tree up to date
> and don't want to do anything unusual (keeping a complete repository,
> checking out old versions of the ports tree, getting themselves rooted
> via a man-in-the-middle attack on cvsup, etc.) will probably find that
> portsnap is a very useful tool.
> 
> There are several changes between the version in the ports tree and
> the version I committed to HEAD, but the only one which most users should
> notice is that the default location of portsnap's compressed snapshot has
> moved from /usr/local/portsnap to /var/db/portsnap .
> 
> Please test.  The more people I see testing portsnap (I can see this via
> the log files on the portsnap mirrors), the sooner it will get MFCed to
> RELENG_6 and RELENG_5.  :-)

	Already said that, but it's great ! \o/

	Thanks again :)

-- 
Florent Thoumie
flz at FreeBSD.org
FreeBSD committer
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