Ports question ....

Roland Smith rsmith at xs4all.nl
Thu Aug 28 22:52:02 UTC 2014

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 02:43:49PM -0500, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
> .... How do I check to see if the ports collection has been updated ? I 
> had some problems a week or so ago getting some stuff to compile. There 
> were some later posts alluding to some ports being a bit stale .... If 
> that was my problem, I'd like to update & try again ....

The http://www.freshports.org/ site gives a nice overview of recent port
changes. It also lists the SVN revision. If you use subversion to keep your
ports tree up to date you can check the state of your ports tree with;

    > svnlite log -r HEAD /usr/ports/
    r366459 | danilo | 2014-08-29 00:34:41 +0200 (Fri, 29 Aug 2014) | 2 lines

    - Update from 1.40.01 to 1.40.02


In this case my ports tree is at r366459.

Generally I like to update my ports tree weekly. That *generally* makes for
relatively small updates using svnlite (in the base system in FreeBSD 10) and

    # svnlite /usr/ports
    # less /usr/ports/UPDATING
    # portmaster -ai

Reading UPDATING is important! Sometimes updates need special actions.

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