csup vs portsnap was: fresh install of kde4 fails -> japanese/kiten

Alberto Villa avilla at FreeBSD.org
Wed Aug 29 17:43:01 UTC 2012

On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 7:27 PM, Jim Pazarena <fports at paz.bz> wrote:
> Which is the recommended way to stay PORT current? portsnap or csup?
> I will switch to portsnap, but it is pretty slow compared to csup.

csup is just fine, but you probably did something that confused it. If
you want your speed back, you can use Subversion:

# svn co http://svn.freebsd.org/ports/base $yourportsdir

svn:// can be used as well, but http:// is faster for me.
Once the checkout is done, you can update with the following command:

# make update -C $yourportsdir
Alberto Villa, FreeBSD committer <avilla at FreeBSD.org>

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