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Old 10th July 2008
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The sysinstall method will get you _a_ ports tree. It will not give you the latest ports tree. (Probably the ports tree image as of when the release was cut?)
It is a ports tree that you can then update with csup.

The portsnap method, which is fairly new as they go, but now considered the standard, replaces use of sysinstall and csup. Sysinstall followed by csup is probably more efficient to get an up to date ports tree once, (provided your release is recent enough), but portsnap is vastly more efficient in keeping your tree current for the long term.
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