Debian apt-get / FreeBSD ports

devnull at devnull at
Tue Jan 24 10:02:13 PST 2006

I come from a Debian background, i normally 'apt-get update' the list of
the packages that apt-get mirrors serve before 'apt-get install'ing any
package. Is there anything like that while using FreeBSD ports? If no,
How does ports know what are the versions of the latest packages?

devnull at <devnull at>

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