How to check out ports

Paul Schmehl pschmehl_lists at
Tue Oct 2 18:37:35 UTC 2012

--On October 2, 2012 1:00:52 PM -0400 Lowell Gilbert 
<freebsd-ports-local at> wrote:

> 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.

I obviously wasn't very clear.  I'm a port maintainer.  I need to update 
one of my ports.  I used to do this by checking out the port into a 
purpose-created directory in which I would use cvs to make changes and 
test.  After everything checked out, I would submit the diff.

Now cvs isn't working, so how, as a port maintainer, do I check out a 
single port so I can update it and submit it in a PR?

Paul Schmehl, Senior Infosec Analyst
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