Tracking commit messages from cli

APseudoUtopia apseudoutopia at
Mon Nov 9 22:56:18 UTC 2009

On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 2:06 PM, Troels Kofoed Jacobsen
<tkjacobsen at> wrote:
> Hi all
> With pkg_version I can easily see which installed ports has newer
> versions available, but what I miss is a way to see what has changed.
> The reason for this is that commit messages often say that only the
> pkg-plist has changed or something that does not make me want to update.
> Right now I'm reading the commit messages from the cvs web frontend, but
> it would be awesome with a program that could say:
> gd-2.0.35_1,1 <   needs updating (index has 2.0.35_2,1)
> Commit messages between the versions:
> blah blah blah
> blah ... ...
> ...
> I know freshports exist, but I would rather not have to open a web
> browser.
> Does such a program exist or do I have to write my own. In the latter
> case can anyone point me to an easy way to get raw-text versions of
> commit messages without having to track the whole tree. Does freshports
> e.g. have an api -- it has all the necessary information, just not
> available in a suitable form (to my knowledge)
> Best regards
> Troels Kofoed Jacobsen

I asked this question some time ago and never got a response. I
currently just use a browser and visit and read
the commit log there. So far, I haven't found any other alternative.

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