How to determine the history of a port

Julien Laffaye kimelto at
Mon May 24 00:05:06 UTC 2010


On Sun, May 23, 2010 at 4:46 PM, Paul Hoffman <phoffman at> wrote:
> Greetings again. A few years ago, I proposed editors/emacs-nox11 and submitted a patch to create it, and thus became listed in the comments at the beginning of the Makefile (but I am not the package maintainer, I believe). Today I got a report that the package does not build; I verified this. I want to help the user, but I have no idea how the change that broke the build was added to the Makefile.
> How do I find the history so I can find out who added the problematic line and figure out what they actually meant?

You can find the CVS history via :
- cvsweb at
- freshports at


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