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Old 30th October 2008
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Default How do you update ports?

I know this sounds stupid and I have been using FreeBSD for almost a year but how do you update the collection @ /usr/ports ?

Note that I am not talking about upgrading INSTALLED ports, I am asking how to update the port tree available on /usr/ports

To my greater surprise, The handbook doesn't cover this topic either!?
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#portsnap fetch
#portsnap update
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To my greater surprise, The handbook doesn't cover this topic either!?
Two different methods (csup and portsnap) are detailed here: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...rts-using.html
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cvsup. (csup is a tool implementing cvsup, cvsup is the protocol it uses.)

We used to use a tool called cvsup, but it was written in Modula3, which made the Modula3 stuff a pre-req to using it. csup was written in C so that we'd have a tool that worked without that behemoth of a pre-req.
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I have simple script which is executed every night and this script run cvsup


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http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...ook/cvsup.html
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I also use portsnap, it's great.
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I believe that
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# portsnap fetch update
will do both operations together, which is great considering that it tends to take awhile to fetch and install nearly 20,000 patches (that is, if you're like me and don't update for several months at a time ).
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