LATEST_LINK not in index

Pav Lucistnik pav at
Mon Mar 30 13:54:30 PDT 2009

Dominic Fandrey píše v so 28. 03. 2009 v 19:23 +0100:

> I'm working on a binary package upgrade tool that gets all required
> information from the INDEX file downloadable from the package
> repositories. This means you do not need a local copy of the ports
> tree to use it.
> The only information required and missing is the LATEST_LINK.
> Normally this is easily done by stripping the package name of
> the version, but some ports define a proprietary LATEST_LINK
> to avoid conflicts. This leads to the following problem, my
> program has to do some guessing and in these cases it fails:
> # pkg_upgrade firefox3
> #
> # pkg_upgrade firefox
> www/firefox;firefox-,1
> www/firefox3;firefox-3.0.7,1
> #
> It either matches none or more than one port. I could build
> some guessing logic, but the real solution would be to have
> the LATEST_LINK name in the index file. Is there any chance
> a LATEST_LINK column will be added if I file a PR?

Upgrades are easy. Look up @comment ORIGIN line in +CONTENTS file of the
port being upgraded, then look up this value in second column of INDEX

Pav Lucistnik <pav at>
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