Jun 272016

Marie Helene asked a very good question: Does the “for run” dependency list only list direct dependencies, or depends of depends too? The answer is yes, only direct dependencies, but all the information is there to provide a complete list of all dependencies. The table looks like this: Here is the list of dependencies for […]

Jun 182016

This afternoon, Bert JW Regeer wished that FreshPorts “would show information from the quarterly branches too…”. I knew I had done some work on this and that there was a way to display branch information. I check the source code and found the ?branch= parameter, but there was nothing in the database for this branch. […]

Dec 292015

Sir l33tname asked: @DLangille is it possible to show on freshports when there is no package for a port? — Sir l33tname (@l33tname) December 29, 2015 That’s a good question. It took some more questions on IRC for me to figure it out. Here is what I know. The port in question is net-p2p/btsync and […]

Sep 112015

Today, I sat down with lattera & Shirkdog and converted the website repository from subversion to git. That repo is sitting there, ready to go. That process took about an hour. We ran this command: Yeah, I didn’t want to include all that that code in the repo. Various reasons, but mostly because they are […]

Jul 022015
hostname change causes missing links and pathnames

FreshPorts is a tender beast. It is both massive and sensitive. One example of that sensitivity came to light today. Jeffrey Bouquet wrote in to tell me of a problem with paths on FreshSource (our sister website, which displays more, but less). The problem has been corrected, but I took screen shots to illustrate this […]