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

Jason jhelfman at
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

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.

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