FreeBSD Portsnap & CVSup
I just tried FreeBSD Portsnap, another tools to maintain FreeBSD port tree. The result is rocking, update on the port tree is extremely fast, it may take some time when you first perform
update. The command to perform the update is simple and straight forward.
FreeBSD’s portsnap isavailable on FreeBSD 4.x and above, if you can’t get it from port, may be you got to do cvsup first. Installing portsnap;
make && make install
or if you have portinstall, run the command;
After the installation, you might want to make some changes on the config file which located at
/usr/local/etc/portsnap.conf.sample, make a copy to
portsnap.conf. After that, run the command
portsnap fetch, it might take some time to fetch the update from mirror website and after that
That’s it, you can tick away portsdb -uU and spend 15-30mins to wait for the port tree updated. Try portsnap now and you won’t regret of using it.
Visit official portsnap website for more more more information and tips.