portsnap and the imminent demise of svn->cvs ports tree export

John Marshall john.marshall at riverwillow.com.au
Mon Jan 21 01:01:21 UTC 2013

We are on notice that the current ports tree will be soon no longer
available via CVSup and friends.  General consumers of the FreeBSD ports
tree are being encouraged to switch to portsnap.


The presence of the file LASTCOMMIT.txt, and the content of the
$FreeBSD$ lines, in a portsnap-generated ports tree indicate that
portsnap sources its data from a CVS export of the tree.  Are there
plans to migrate the portsnap source to the subversion tree before the
end of February?

# cd /usr/ports
# make update
>>> Running portsnap
Looking up portsnap.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 6 mirrors found.
Fetching snapshot tag from your-org.portsnap.freebsd.org... done.
Fetching snapshot metadata... done.
Updating from Sun Jan 20 16:00:15 PST 2013 to Sun Jan 20 16:05:39 PST 2013.
Fetching 4 metadata patches... done.
Applying metadata patches... done.
Fetching 0 metadata files... done.
Fetching 5 patches... done.
Applying patches... done.
Fetching 1 new ports or files... done.
Removing old files and directories... done.
Extracting new files:
Building new INDEX files... done.
# ident /usr/ports/www/Makefile
     $FreeBSD: ports/www/Makefile,v 1.3300 2013/01/20 23:49:48 svnexp Exp $

Thank you.

John Marshall
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