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Date:      Sun, 10 Jan 2021 20:24:29 +0100
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        Valeri Galtsev <galtsev@kicp.uchicago.edu>
Cc:        Vasily Postnicov <shamaz.mazum@gmail.com>, FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: github ports
Message-ID:  <20210110202429.c889dee5.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <E79DB347-6EFA-458F-99B2-3E0177FB2AE5@kicp.uchicago.edu>
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On Sun, 10 Jan 2021 13:14:58 -0600, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> Just for my education: is there any advantage in using git
> like that instead of portsnap?

>From my limited understanding:

With portsnap, you get a snapshot, while a git update will
always provide you with the most recent tree (compare the
use of "freebsd-update" regarding the /usr/src tree vs. the
use of former SVN checkout). The snapshot has a certain
"delay" compared to the most recent version.

Except... to use git, you'll have to install it, while you
can use portsnap (and freebsd-update) from base. :-)



-- 
Polytropon
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Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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