Cronjob Cvsup -> What?

Thomas Mueller mueller6724 at
Mon Jan 28 15:02:24 UTC 2013

On Sun, 27 Jan 2013 08:22:02 -0500
Thomas Mueller wrote:

> 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?

RW <rwmaillists at> responded:

> In general it's best to avoid mixing update tools unless you fully
> understand all the corner cases and know it's safe.

> The most significant  problem is they can lose track of what files
> need to be deleted, which can lead to obsolete patch files being left
> in the tree. One of the functions of "portsnap extract" is to eliminate
> extra files in port directories to avoid this problem.

You miss my point.  The intent was not to mix portsnap and svn but to use svn
in a separate location, /usr/ports as opposed to the present /BETA1/usr/ports,
with the intent to switch to svn.

Of course, I realize I'd have to update at least three etc/make.conf files:
hard drive installation, USB stick amd64 and USB stick i386.


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