What replaces csup?

pete wright nomadlogic at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 04:21:31 UTC 2012

On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 8:14 PM, Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> wrote:
> 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 svn
> checkout.
> 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.

yea i agree with you.  i wonder if it would be worth the effort of
sharing a svn export via rsync or httpd to make fetching delta's
easier and/or more efficient from a base install?


pete wright

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