Portscout Notification Emails

Ryan Steinmetz zi at FreeBSD.org
Tue Nov 27 15:00:15 UTC 2012

Greetings porters!

As many of you are aware, an instance of portscout is available on

For those of you who are unfamiliar with portscout, it is a tool which
looks for new versions of software in the FreeBSD ports tree.

Within the next week, we are planning on enabling portscout email
notifications for all port maintainers.

If you are currently a maintainer, and already know your preference
about opting in or out of these updates, send a private email to
zi at FreeBSD.org, and request that you are included or excluded.

If you receive an alert for a given port, you will not receive another
for that port until an even newer version is available.  Multiple ports
may be listed in a single notification.


Additional information:

It is possible to control various aspects of portscouts behavior by
setting the PORTSCOUT variable in your ports Makefile.  Details can be
found here: http://portscout.freebsd.org/info/portscout-portconfig.txt

Ryan Steinmetz
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