Synchronising ports with package cluster

Mike Clarke jmc-freebsd2 at
Wed Apr 1 20:45:59 UTC 2015

I use pkg upgrade to maintain most of my ports but a small number need to be built 
from source. To avoid problems I aim to keep my ports tree in sync with the snapshots 
used by the package cluster.

Until a couple of weeks ago I was able to obtain the revision number of the ports 
snapshot by parsing the results of fetching
default/.data.json. That server now appears to be only building 93amd64-default and 

So now my ports are stuck at revision 381523 from about two weeks ago. 

Where can I now obtain the revision number for the ports tree used for the latest 
package build?

Although the above method has worked in the past it's a bit of a bodge. The ideal 
way would be if this information could be accessed directly from the relevant package 
repository. Would it be possible to provide such a facility?

Mike Clarke

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