Portsnap vs CSup
amvandemore at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 12:13:58 PDT 2009
Kalle Møller wrote:
> I've been digging around, but I can't find a clear answer, which of those
> two is the "correct" to use. Hence I don't use one now, so if I'm going to
> learn one, I would prefer it to be the right one.
There is not necessarily a correct answer, either is "correct". However
it is generally much more efficient and easier to run portsnap. However
portsnap wouldn't help if you're trying to upgrade(or downgrade) your
current version of FBSD. Some will setup cron jobs to update ports tree
daily, other do it on an as needed basis. Personally, my home desktop I
generally update ports a least once a week, while some servers will
rarely if ever see an updated ports tree. In general, it's nice to be
considerate of bandwidth, so if you don't need it don't run it.
freebsd-update is another matter though. Base system security updates
are distributed via that channel(binary updates) so it's a good idea to
run that regularly.
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