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Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sun Aug 30 17:48:47 PDT 2015

On Aug 30, 2015, at 8:59 AM, Gideon Simpson wrote:

> I’m trying to downgrade to an older version of a port.

Here is an archived copy of the instructions from 18 months ago:

I rewrote many parts of the instructions a week or two ago, but unfortunately these have not been archived at yet.

> Is there a way to figure that out at the command line?  I used to just use the trac server to find the right svn number and then checkout that one.

Yes. In place of using the web-based repository browser that is part of our Trac installation, you can use the command-line svn client.

For example, if you were trying to downgrade to boost 1.58.0 now that we've updated boost in MacPorts to 1.59.0, you could run

svn log --limit 5

to see the last 5 log entries for boost. If you didn't find what you were looking for in the 5 most recent revisions, you could increase that number.

The Subversion URL will always begin with and then continue with the category name and main port name; you can find these in the third column of the output you see when running "port list boost":

port list boost
boost                          @1.59.0         devel/boost

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