Where do I find the changelog of a port package?

Bradley Giesbrecht pixilla at macports.org
Fri Nov 29 07:55:02 PST 2013

On Nov 29, 2013, at 12:11 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On Nov 28, 2013, at 04:45, Kurt Pfeifle wrote:
>> Is there a canonical way to get access to a changelog?
> tl;dr: no
> Ideally, if a port has one, the maintainer has installed it in ${prefix}/share/doc/${name}. However, not all software developers write changelogs; not all ports whose software includes changelogs install them there, or at all; and the name of the file can vary.

Use "port contents" to look for a changelog:
port contents port-name | grep /share/
port contents port-name | grep change

Bradley Giesbrecht (pixilla)

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