Project ideas page: UPDATING parser and displayer

David E. Thiel lx at
Sun Oct 21 09:24:43 PDT 2007

On Sat, Oct 20, 2007 at 12:23:51PM +0200, Hans Lambermont wrote:
> 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 ran into this problem recently - the best I could come up with
was the mtime of the +COMMENT or +DESC files, which is obviously
not great. It seems like install/update dates would be a good
thing to add to /var/db/pkg somewhere. Anyhow, nice tool! It
would be cool to see it used by tools like portmaster, warning the
user to follow UPDATING before upgrading a particular port.

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