[OT] CVSUP (was "Re: Was: Re: Why This Infinite Loop??")

Gerard Seibert gerard at seibercom.net
Mon Aug 21 19:34:10 UTC 2006

On Monday 21 August 2006 15:02, Garrett Cooper wrote:
>     CVSUP isn't that difficult IMHO to learn, and is a better, more
> efficient way to download the ports Makefiles. It will take him all of
> 10-20 minutes to configure if he reads the documentation and uses the
> example file.

I am always willing to learn something new. How is it more efficient at 
downloading the port's Makefiles? I agree that the first time you 
run 'portsnap' it might take twenty minutes to fetch and extract the files. 
However, after that it only requires a fetch and update to complete the job. 
It appears, to me anyway, to run at least as quick as cvsup plus I do not 
have to rebuild the index. If he runs cvsup I believe he has to rebuild the 
index, or am I mistaken?

In any case, he has to use one method or the other or he will never get his 
system updated.

Gerard Seibert
gerard at seibercom.net

Every man takes the limits of his own field
of vision for the limits of the world.

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