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Date:      Sun, 10 Jan 2021 20:24:29 +0100
From:      Polytropon <>
To:        Valeri Galtsev <>
Cc:        Vasily Postnicov <>, FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: github ports
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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. :-)

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Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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