Procedure for learning why a port was updated

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Fri Jun 4 07:10:40 PDT 2010

On Jun 4, 2010, at 08:56, Scott Haneda wrote:

> I notived my `gawk` was out of date by one dot revision.  I issues port info gawk and got the current version, then did a trac search for "gawk 3.1.8", which takes me to the diff of the hash changed for the update.
> Can someone walk me thought he steps that I would take to find out why ports are updated.  In this case, it is obvious, a new version.  But what about the previous update.  It may be 3.1.6, or or maybe some were skipped.
> How to I get to a historical list in trac for a particular port.

I would look at the Subversion log, e.g.:

For every change, you can see the description the committer entered about the change, and by clicking the [bracketed revision number] you can see the actual changes to the port.

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