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Date:      Sun, 24 Dec 2006 23:19:12 +0800
From:      "Edward G.J. Lee" <>
To:        Sherry Zhang <>
Subject:   Re: portversion vs. pkg_version
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Thanks, Sherry,

On Sun, Dec 24, 2006, Sherry Zhang wrote:
> Mr. Lee:
> imho, portversion(uses the INDEX file to look up port versions) is
> like the desktop search(searh an index file), and the pkg_version(
> queries the port
> versions directly) is like the find command(search the entire disk);)

  But pkg_version -I use INDEX file too.

> use portversion instead, it's efficient cause it use port database.
> however, it will take a long time using portsdb to update the database
> file (the INDEX file) when you want to use portversion.

  If I run `pkg_version -v -I -L=', will fast then `portversion -v -L='.

> ps,i like your essays on GNU/Linux, LaTex, etc. and I gain a lot from them

  Thanks, I hope you like it.:)


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