The Latest List

Scott Haneda talklists at
Fri Feb 12 08:54:12 PST 2010

On Feb 12, 2010, at 4:44 AM, Arno Hautala <arno at> wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 07:39, Taka Fukuda <fukuda at>  
> wrote:
>> Could someone give me advice on how to access the latest list?
> When was the last time that you ran "port selfupdate" ?

I've been wondering this for a while. Could a selfupdate version file  
be kept on a few mirrors? Then with a little checking code, MacPorts  
could run a pre selfupdate check prior to any users "port" command.

Your port tree/version is out of date, you may want to run "port  

Probably exit at that point and set a local file that determines the  
ignore state of that question. This way, the next run is not  
interfered with if they chose to not update for whatever reasons.

I know this leans on interactive, which MacPorts appears to avoid, but  
with some thought, it could be a gentle reminder to be up to date.  
MacPorts is one of the few softwares I keep up to date at all times,  
ignoring my "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mantra I apply to  
desktop apps, and usually the entire Mamp stack.

Though I've been a lot more brave with Mamp since I started using  
MacPorts. Other than a few misplaced files, directories, includes, and  
sockets, it's all an amazingly smooth process.

I'll jinx myself, but until MacPorts I was never able to bump php on a  
live server and have the only downtime amount to the time it takes  
graceful to do it's thing.  I do test locally first before hitting up  
production though, not that brave :)

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