Portsnap is now in the base system

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at Leidinger.net
Tue Jan 17 04:36:33 PST 2006

Jeremy Messenger <mezz7 at cox.net> wrote:

>>>> Is there an utility (cvsup-replacement) like this for base system  
>>>> sources ?
>>> See csup: http://mu.org/~mux/csup.html. But it's not ready yet.

csup is a rewrite of cvsup in C. So it's not a replacement like portsnap is,
it's just a different implementation of the same procedure.

>> Why would one want to replace cvsup? It works great!
> You won't be asking that kind of question if you read there in the 
> second  paragraph. ;-)

I use both. For *me* the main reason to use portsnap was, that it is able to
fetch updates if the only way to get something from the outside is http
(e.g. via a caching proxy). This doesn't matter at home (where I use both:
portsnap to update where I don't need to modify the ports collection, and
cvsup+cvs for ports collection where I make changes). None of those reasons
where outlined in the (removed) paragraph. So I think the question is valid.


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