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Date:      Tue, 27 Nov 2012 11:37:54 -0500
From:      Greg Larkin <glarkin@FreeBSD.org>
To:        Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
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?
Message-ID:  <50B4EC62.8000408@FreeBSD.org>
In-Reply-To: <alpine.BSF.2.00.1211270907010.56247@wonkity.com>
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On 11/27/12 11:11 AM, Warren Block wrote:
> 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.

Yeah, I have to add that to my to-do list, since I mentioned it first. :)

Cheers,
Greg

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