Date/time installed ports have been updated on a system?

Chris Whitehouse cwhiteh at
Mon Dec 1 14:57:24 PST 2008

Robert Huff wrote:
> RW writes:
>>  > Is there any way to determine when upgrades to installed ports have
>>  > been done on a system? I did a "portupgrade -arR" recently and want to
>>  > know which ports have been upgraded in that process (and no I didn't
>>  > run that portupgrade under "script"...)
>>  pkg_glob(1) can show package installed before or after either a time
>>  or a particular port.
> 	One can also send the output to a file, and grep your chosen
> ports or use "tail -f".
> 	I do not recommend doing this with "portupgrade -a" unless you
> know the list will be fairly short.  (Imagine rebuilding OpenOffice,
> KDE, Java, FireFox, ....)

For future upgrades, portmanager (ports-mgmt/portmanager) will log if 
you tell it to, alternatively you can make it tell you what ports need 
updating and why, without actually upgrading anything.


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