How to check out ports

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-ports-local at
Tue Oct 2 17:25:14 UTC 2012

Paul Schmehl <pschmehl_lists at> writes:

> Are we supposed to be using cvs or svn to check out ports now?  If
> cvs, I'm getting prompted for a password which fails.

If you rarely need more than the latest version of the ports tree, then
portsnap(8) is worth strong consideration. If you have an existing setup
that's working (such as csup/cvsup/anonymous cvs), you can stick with
that until the svn-to-cvs export stops. Otherwise, use svn.

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