Tor and unusual version numbers

Boey Maun Suang boeyms at
Thu Apr 26 15:17:11 PDT 2007


On 27/04/2007, at 06:26, Sbranzo wrote:

> I'm running macports 1.4.3, which seems to be confused by programs  
> with
> "unusual" versions.
> For example tor, on my system was version, and port outdated
> never noticed version was available.

The only thing that comes to my mind is that port outdated won't pick  
up that there's a new version of a port available until PortIndex is  
updated, and that happens every twelve hours on the MacPorts rsync  
repository.  In between such index updates, port sync will update the  
Portfiles to their latest state, but any port commands that run  
through PortIndex files (like port outdated) will be out of date.   
Darwin/MacPorts has behaved like this for a long time.  If this isn't  
responsible for the behaviour you're seeing, I don't really have any  
other ideas, and it'd be great if you could post some more  
information about it.

Kind regards,

Maun Suang

Boey Maun Suang (Boey is my surname)
Email: boeyms at

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