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Date:      Fri, 28 May 2021 07:21:53 -0700
From:      Kevin Oberman <>
To:        User questions <>
Subject:   Re: Updating /usr/ports
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Git was written by Linus for use as the Linux kernel. It knows nothing
about the FreeBSD specific index.  getup is written for BSD with code that
understands FreeBSD and the ports system. It's also licensed with a BSD
license, not GPL.

On Fri, May 28, 2021, 03:53 Jerry <> wrote:

> On Thu, 27 May 2021 17:01:52 -0700, Kevin Oberman stated:
> >If you are trying to replace portsnap, I think the answer is net/gitup.
> >This only requires a single command,  "gitup ports", and you get your
> >index updated along with updating all ports. I believe that the plan
> >is to put gitup into the base system fairly soon. I have not looked at
> >whether 14-current has gitup, yet.
> >
> >And, yes, it looks like the handbook needs some work as gitup is not
> >yet even mentioned. Like portsnap, gitup is for people who want to
> >maintain an up to date ports tree, but not good for developers. They
> >do need to use git and either generate the index or fetch it.
> If "gitup" can fetch the "index" file, why can "git" not also
> accomplish that feat? Is it a technical reason?
> Asking for a friend.
> --
> Jerry
> "A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking."

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