portsnap and portupgrade

Tom Worster fsb at thefsb.org
Thu Dec 18 18:08:14 UTC 2008

On 12/18/08 12:12 PM, "Daniel Bye" <danielby at slightlystrange.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 04:41:22PM +0100, Pieter Donche wrote:
>> So since it's faster and doesn't delete user generated files,
>> upgrade is always to be preferred over extract, right?
> Yes. As RW has already noted, extract will replace the entire ports tree
> with the pristine version in portsnap's archive.

so if one plans to do portsnap fetch; portsnap extract after installing
freebsd from a release CD on a new machine, there's no point in installing
the ports collection from the CD using sysinstall?

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