How to check out ports
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Tue Oct 2 17:33:50 UTC 2012
On 2 October 2012 12:23, Paul Schmehl <pschmehl_lists at tx.rr.com> wrote:
> 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.
There are a lot of answers to this question, and things are in the
midst of changing.
The as close to official answer as possible is:
- use portsnap for most use cases
- use svn directly if you need custom patches to the ports tree
- use CTM if you prefer getting patches by email (this is a rarer use case)
- I'm not certain about the status if ports-mtm/portshaker - but it
should be using one of the first two methods.
everything else: cvsup, csup, CVS is *going away* and is considered a
*legacy* method. If you don't already use them, don't start.
please keep in mind that this is all in flux at the moment and even
the handbook may be *wrong.* The ports and documentation team are
working hard to get this all sorted out, but it is a time of change.
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