why is ports web page so far out of date

Waitman Gobble gobble.wa at gmail.com
Wed Jun 5 07:30:03 UTC 2013

On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 7:19 AM, Mark Felder <feld at feld.me> wrote:
> On Tue, 04 Jun 2013 07:08:15 -0500, Fbsd8 <fbsd8 at a1poweruser.com> wrote:
>> I can not get current version of the ports system.
>> The ports web page http://www.freebsd.org/ports/
>> is almost 2 years out of date. Says the port I am interested in is at 1.7
>> version when just 2 weeks ago it was at 2.2. Portsnap is also messed up
>> showing the 1.7 version.
> I'm not sure what the status of this system is, but I'd recommend you use
> the official unofficial Freshports.org
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If you must have a web based version, another option is DIY roll your
own ports index based on your own local ports tree. At least you can
set it up how you want.

a simple quick-together script running on my computer:

there's a github link at the bottom of the page you can hack on if you wanna.

cool thing is you can easily cross-reference all the corresponding
gnats PR files in your mailbox to the generated port page, i'll add
that bit tomorrow.

Waitman Gobble
San Jose California USA

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