What replaces csup?
wblock at wonkity.com
Tue Sep 18 03:15:03 UTC 2012
On Mon, 17 Sep 2012, Robert Huff wrote:
> Paul Schmehl writes:
>> Does csup use subversion now? Or do we need to use something
>> else to fetch source?
> As I understand it, for the average user c(vs)up and subversion
> serve the same function using different methods (both in terms of
> identifying what files need to be fetched and actually fetching
> them). At this level of discussion they are mutually exclusive.
> I have switched from csup to subversion for ports and docs.
> After modest preparation it was essentially painless.
The difference is that a local svn checkout has all the commit history.
A comparison recently showed 700-some megabytes more space used by the
csup updates just the files that have changed without all the overhead.
svn export can get a copy of all the current files, but it copies all of
them every time, not just the changes.
An svnup program was under development, but I don't know the present
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