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Tue Mar 10 07:05:21 PDT 2009

On Tue, 10 Mar 2009 14:05:16 +0100
Olivier SMEDTS <olivier at gid0.org> wrote:

> 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?
> Hello,
> "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).

Just to elaborate a little, you also need to do an extract if the tree
has been obtained or updated by other means.

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