show port commit history in portmaster

Jason J. Hellenthal jasonh at
Mon Sep 14 16:20:03 UTC 2009

On Sun, 13 Sep 2009 19:57 -0000, villa.alberto wrote:

> hello!
> encouraged by a request, i've written this small utility (attached) to show
> the commit history for a port (using, and i was wondering...
> how about adding this functionality to portmaster?
> here's an example of its output:
> $ ./ editors/vim
> ===>>> Gathering commit history for editors/vim
>  ===>>> Number of commits found: 220 (showing only 100 on this page)
> =================>>>
> 29 Jul 2009 21:19:43 >> 7.2.239
> Committer: wxs at
> Chase patch rename so that it passes "make checksum"
> =================>>>
> 29 Jul 2009 08:40:23 >> 7.2.239
> Committer: obrien at
> Change name of diked patch.
> at the moment it is a bit rough (it is just a shell script), but i can make it
> more serious if wanted (eg. not using a " " to identify a field)
> so... what do you think about this?

I don't see this as a necessary addition. For one portmaster is a shell script. 
For two it means that the upgrade always needs to be connected and able to 
connect to the freshports site. For three freshports is just an 3rd party site 
where as you can get commit info right from the repo's.  Four I don't 
see why anyone needs the commit info at upgrade time because as a part of 
administration this should be taken care of before you decide to upgrade 

Best regards.


  Jason J. Hellenthal
  jasonh at

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