Project ideas page: UPDATING parser and displayer

Beat Gätzi beat at
Sat Oct 20 03:59:45 PDT 2007

Hans Lambermont wrote:
>>  I wrote a small script that parses and displays entries from
>> /usr/ports/UPDATING: pkg_updating
> Great work ! I just tried it, and it works really nice.


> I assume the goal is to make it available for the ports upgrade system,
> for that pkg_updating needs the install date of the old port. I'm not
> sure where this is available. Do you ?

I think this information is not available yet. For the ports upgrade
system, perhaps it's better to use a format in UPDATING like
"gettext<0.16 -> gettext>=0.16" (as mentioned on the idea page) instead
of working with the installation date.

> ps. I first tried 'pkg_updating apache', and got no complaint (about a
> missing -p).

Yes, this is a bug. I will correct this.


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