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

RW rwmaillists at googlemail.com
Fri Aug 31 23:50:00 UTC 2012

On Wed, 29 Aug 2012 10:27:14 -0700
Jim Pazarena 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.

In normal use portsnap should be much faster than csup. 

The initial "portsnap extract" is much slower than a normal "update",
and fetching the first compressed snapshot or updating a really ancient
one is slower than a normal "fetch" - beyond that portsnap is very fast.

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