delphij's Chaos


10 Aug 2005

portsnap added to base

Colin has finally added portsnap and related stuff (bsdiff, etc) to FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT. This would not be MFC’ed before 6.0-RELEASE, but still good enough because it will attract more users to use it.

Portsnap is a secure and efficient alternative to the current ports tree update approach. Since it goes through HTTP, it is much easier than other existing methods to use it to obtain ports, especially from some brain-damaged administrated networks.