FreeBSD Handbook, ports and the transition to Git

Graham Perrin grahamperrin at
Sun Mar 7 12:20:55 UTC 2021

On 07/03/2021 11:06, LuMiWa via freebsd-questions wrote:
> Hi!
> FreeBSD 13 is coming and in chapter "Using the Ports Collection" is
> still "Procedure: Portsnap Method".
> It will portsnap stay part of FreeBSD still. please? If not why is
> nothing about git?
> Thank you.


The transition is progressing, not complete.

For what's not yet in the Handbook, unless advised otherwise please make 
<> your first point of 
reference; there's a big picture document with dates, and so on.

<> no 
mention of portsnap, however if I recall correctly, this was discussed a 
few weeks ago in freebsd-current (maybe also in freebsd-questions). 
Expect support for use of portsnap to continue for some time beyond 
completion of the transition.


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