How to know which version of an apps available in various FreeBSD release?

Jason jhelfman at e-e.com
Wed Jun 2 16:52:36 UTC 2010


On Tue, Jun 01, 2010 at 02:36:13PM +0000, Janne Snabb thus spake:
>On Sat, 29 May 2010, Tao Wang wrote:
>
>> I'm doing a survey about the availablilty of some packages in different
>> platform, including FreeBSD release. I want to know whether the package is
>> existed in the specific FreeBSD release, and which version it is?
>
>One suggestion: use csup to fetch ports-all and specify different
>releases as your tag in your supfile. Then you can do whatever you
>like with the different versions of the ports tree that you have
>fetched.

It is my understanding that you can't fetch different versions of the ports
tree via csup based on release tags, but I could be mistaken.

>
>See:
>
>http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/cvsup.html
>http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/cvs-tags.html
>
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