Proposal for new UPDATING format

Andres Perera andres.perera at
Thu Aug 19 21:01:26 UTC 2010

The idea is to add a VERSION field so that automated tools can display
the entries prior performing the actual upgrade.

Filtering by date isn't exact enough, so the new field will correspond
with the first version of the port were the "problem" occurs.

Without getting into implementation details, the port management tools
could use a line similar to::

% pkg_updating clang-1.2

Matching the version with whatever it's installing...


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