[ Since this is on-topic, I'm taking it back on-list. ] On Thu, 18 Dec 2008 14:11:26 +0100 (CET) Pieter Donche <pieter.don...@ua.ac.be> wrote:
> > 'Installing the tree from disk' do you mean with that: the install > during sysinstall of /usr/ports from what is on the > FREEBDSD-7.0-RELEASE CD's ? Yes > If so, if you have did create a /usr/ports from sysinstall, then only > a portsnap fetch has to be done, and no portsnap extract > but only a portsnap update when you need updating a program you > installed previously from the ports tree ? Portsnap doesn't know about anything in the ports tree that it didn't put there itself. For that reason it needs to bring the tree to an initial known-state by replacing all port directories and other files. For the same reason you shouldn't mix portsnap and c[v]sup. > But is it then not better to do a portsnap upgrade immmediatly after > that first portsnap fetch, since fetch will only get compressed .gz > files (not decompressed to /usr/ports), so /usr/ports will still be > of the date of the release of the 7.0 (febr. 2008) ? The extract will bring the tree up-to-date with the fetched snapshot. You could use extract instead of update all the time, except that it's slower and deletes user generated files in the ports directories (e.g. README.html). _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"