accessing the notes of the active port version

René J. V. Bertin rjvbertin at
Tue Jul 30 12:31:40 UTC 2019

Fred Wright wrote:

> Another problem (perhaps more easily fixed) is that if the notes are
> variant-dependent, then the notes reported by the above command will be
> based on the default variants rather than the active variants.  To avoid
> this, one needs to determine the installed variants and then include them
> in the 'notes' command.

The notes are just a string (or set of strings) that are registered, presumably 
in the registry but possibly computed from the (registry) Portfile and displayed 
in some post-activate phase.

Any variant-specific nature would be inherited automatically if this procedure 
were made accessible through the port driver. Be it just for the active 
installed port, or via a selection mechanism as with port de/activate or port 


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