Procedure for learning why a port was updated
ryandesign at macports.org
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 I notived my `gawk` was out of date by one dot revision.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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