Portsnap vs cvsup

Eitan Adler eitanadlerlist at gmail.com
Mon Mar 15 17:41:25 UTC 2010

On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 7:08 PM, mailinglist <mailinglist at ucwv.edu> wrote:
> What is the difference between using portsnap and cvsupping a ports supfile?  The last time I really used FreeBSD was several years ago, but it seems that portsnap has replaced "cvsup ports-supfile".  What exactly is the difference between the two?  What makes portsnap the better option?

http://www.daemonology.net/portsnap/ is a good summary.
Basic idea: portsnap is more secure, faster, and easier to use
cvsup tends to have updates a tad bit sooner

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