Cronjob Cvsup -> What?

Joseph A. Nagy, Jr jnagyjr1978 at
Mon Jan 28 00:37:54 UTC 2013

On 01/27/13 07:22, Thomas Mueller wrote:
>> Unless you have a specific reason why portsnap doesn't fit your use
>> case, it's definitely the way to go for just keeping a ports tree
>> updated regularly.
> I've always used "portsnap fetch update" after the initial "portsnap fetch"
> and "portsnap extract".  What would be the adverse side effect of using svn
> instead?
> Tom

I've used svn pretty much since day one as it only updates what has been 
updated, portsnap updates the whole tree regardless. They both take 
approximately the same time but most of svn's time is comparing local 
and remote working directories afaik. svn usually finishes within 10 
minutes or less.

Some people don't like having svn's working directory on their system 
(not sure why, but the world goes round just the same), but other than 
that I'd say there has been no adverse affects aside having the latest 
ports for your FreeBSD machine.
Yours in Christ,

Joseph A Nagy Jr
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