Portsnap Update Question

RW list-freebsd-2004 at morbius.sent.com
Fri Oct 6 07:57:45 PDT 2006

On Friday 06 October 2006 15:14, Chris wrote:

> I've been doing is then running portsnap fetch update to apply
> patches to the ports. In doing so, I've not seen recompilations take
> place and remained somewhat fuzzy as to whether I was merely
> retrieving snapshots of source for whatever is in /usr/ports or if in

You aren't even doing that. The ports tree is just a set of recipes that tells 
the ports system how to get hold of the source and build the software 
automatically. When you run portsnap or cvsup (with a ports supfile) you are 
simply updating those recipes.

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