Automatic out-of-dateness checking for base and ports tree

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Thu Jun 7 18:50:14 PDT 2007

On Jun 7, 2007, at 20:06, Mark Hattam wrote:

> Couldn't a version check be done when a user attempts a
> sudo port install <somesoftware>
> and only if the MacPorts version is up to date, then the install  
> goes ahead, otherwise it echoes a "please update" warning?

Something like that is what I was thinking, yes.

However, I wouldn't limit it to "port install"; I'd do it on any  
"port" command.

Also, I wouldn't check every time, as that would be an unnecessary  
load on the server. That's why I suggested a timestamp file and  
checking only once a day, say.

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