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Date:      Tue, 27 Nov 2012 09:11:06 -0700 (MST)
From:      Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
To:        Greg Larkin <glarkin@freebsd.org>
Cc:        Damien Fleuriot <ml@my.gd>, jb <jb.1234abcd@gmail.com>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: When Is The Ports Tree Going To Be Updated?
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On Tue, 27 Nov 2012, Greg Larkin wrote:

> Unless you plan to use svn commands other than checkout in your ports
> tree, I would suggest switching to "svn export" or perhaps the
> svn-export script (http://xyne.archlinux.ca/projects/svn-export/) to
> fetch your ports tree.
>
> The export command will not create the .svn metadata directory and
> will save on inode usage.  Of course, you could also create a new
> virtual disk for /usr/ports and tune it with more inodes if you'd
> rather use svn checkout.

It should be added that a stock svn export will download the entire 
ports tree each time rather than just the diffs.

svn-export from above looks interesting, with the ability to get just 
updates.  No port yet, though.



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