FreeBSD needs fresh Blood!

Warren Block wblock at
Mon Mar 7 01:59:23 UTC 2011

On Sun, 6 Mar 2011, Doug Barton wrote:

> On 03/06/2011 16:40, Olivier Smedts wrote:
>> Could you use "pkg_version -vL =" for your purpose ? It's a base
>> system tool and doesn't need INDEX.
> If all you want to know is what ports need updating, portmaster has an option 
> for that. There is also an alias to abbreviate the output in the man page.

pkg_version is somewhat faster.  On my system (seconds):

portmaster -L | filters: 32.53
pkg_version -vl'<':      23.99

And, for a malus versus citrus comparison with hidden overhead:

portversion -vl'<':       7.32

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