Get date of Portfile

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Fri Apr 16 16:44:00 PDT 2010

On Apr 16, 2010, at 13:14, Scott Haneda wrote:

> How can I get the date that the portfile was last updated? Looking at some ports, many do not have livecheck, so I want to know if it is current.

Also, fixing the livecheck in ports that don't have it or where it doesn't work would be great. I spent some time doing this a few weeks ago; I just looked up  ports that were nomaintainer and where livecheck reported either a new version or an inability to determine if a new version was available. Then I fixed the livecheck and/or updated the port to the latest version, if possible. Oh, and I looked up if there were any tickets filed for the port. I got through many ports whose names begin with a thru k and then got tired of the process. But for example if you wanted to start checking some of the ports whose names begin with l:

$ port livecheck maintainer:nomaintainer and name:^l

Of course, it's easier to fix if you're a committer and don't have to file a ticket for each one. :/

And FYI, just filing tickets to say "the livecheck is broken" or "a new version is available" probably won't help much, but if you can do that and attach patches to fix the livecheck and/or update to the new version, that *would* be helpful.

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