gemeral questions (noobish)

RW fbsd06 at
Sun Aug 3 12:30:48 UTC 2008

On Sun, 3 Aug 2008 05:57:00 -0300
Gonzalo Nemmi <gnemmi at> wrote:

> On Sunday 03 August 2008 05:41:19 you wrote:

> > Well, yes.  `portsnap cron update` if running from cron. My point
> > was that you can do fetch and update in one operation :)
> Oh sure !
> But check this out, this is interesting (at least for me): by using
> the -I flag I only update the INDEX file and not the whole port tree.
> From man portsnap:
> "-I           For the update command, update INDEX files, but not the
> rest of the ports tree."
> Now why would I want to do that?
> Well .. bandwith basically.. since Im running "portsnap cron update"
> via cron, on a daily basis, I don't want to hammer the repos for no
> real reason ;)

I don't think that makes a difference, the -I option prevents
portsnap from updating the ports tree from the local compressed
snapshot, but AFAIK you're still updating the snapshot from the server.

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