A question about using portsnanp to upgrade ports tree

Christofer C. Bell christofer.c.bell at gmail.com
Fri Jun 17 00:48:47 UTC 2016

You will still need to do the extract.  If you try to upgrade a ports tree
that has not previously been installed by portsnap, it will give you an
error message telling you to do an extract.

On Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 4:30 AM, Nan Xiao <nan at chinadtrace.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Greetings from me! I have a question about using portsnap.
> After reading Using the Ports Collection in handbook, per my
> understanding, if /usr/ports/* is not empty
> after installing FreeBSD:
> /usr/ports # ls
> .arcconfig      Mk              audio           distfiles       hebrew
>       multimedia      print           x11
> .gitignore      README          benchmarks      dns             hungarian
>      net             russian         x11-clocks
> .....
> I only need to use "portsnanp fetch update" to upgrade ports tree, no
> necessary to do "portsnanp fetch extract".
> Is my understanding right? Thanks very much in advance!
> Best Regards
> Nan Xiao (肖楠)
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