Updating the ports collection that came with the OS

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Thu Jul 3 04:54:43 UTC 2014

On Wed, 2 Jul 2014, Matthew Pherigo wrote:

> Chris,
> Both methods work fine for ports collections installed along with the OS. Just running "portsnap fetch update" will your the ports directory.

For the Subversion method, our docs recommend removing /usr/ports before 
checking out the working copy.  Otherwise there are likely to be old 
files in there that are not managed by Subversion.

I don't think that is a problem with portsnap.  Don't know how 
bsdinstall installs a ports tree, either, it might just untar an 

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