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Date:      Fri, 17 Jun 2016 06:38:07 +0100
From:      Steve Burton <steve@sliderule.demon.co.uk>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: A question about using portsnanp to upgrade ports tree
Message-ID:  <76c65abc-0c59-6798-58e6-bc53a6b18885@sliderule.demon.co.uk>
In-Reply-To: <2016061617295799990412@chinadtrace.org>
References:  <2016061617295799990412@chinadtrace.org>

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On 16/06/2016 10:30, Nan Xiao 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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Hi,


you need to run 'portsnap fetch update' once only to populate the ports. 
Thereafter, run 'portsnap fetch update' to keep them up to date.


Steve.




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