Olivier SMEDTS olivier at gid0.org
Tue Mar 10 06:05:18 PDT 2009

2009/3/10 Nataraj S Narayan <natarajsn at gmail.com>:
> Hi
> After a 'portsnap fetch' is it portsnap extract or is it portsnap
> update?  What is the proper way?


"portsnap extract" extracts the entire ports tree, "replacing existing
files and directories" (from the manpage). "portsnap update" only
extracts the updated ports (after a "portsnap fetch") since the last
extract or update.

Example :
Your ports tree is empty... you use "portsnap fetch extract".
After some time, some ports are updated. You use "portsnap fetch
update" to update your ports tree (after a fetch of course).


> I user FreeBSD 7.1
> regards
> Nataraj
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