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Date:      Sat, 4 Oct 2014 18:27:20 +0200
From:      Polytropon <>
Subject:   Re: checking out ports tree: was  Downgrade a pkg
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On Sat, 4 Oct 2014 12:14:53 -0400 (EDT), wrote:
> On Sat, 4 Oct 2014, Polytropon wrote:
> > On the other hand, it should be possible to manually
> > check out a specific version of the whole ports tree
> > where the port version reflects the required older
> > version number. This is mainly a SVN thing. Of course
> > this involves building from source, as pkg, with its
> > binary package approach, emphasizes the use of release
> > or most recent packages.
> Will this get the old source?

No, it will get the old _port_ which links to the old
source archive. The question probably is: Will this
source archive also be available? After obtaining the
old port, a "make fetch" should reveal if the source
is still available.

Basically you can check out _any_ version of the ports
tree, and probably you can restrict this method to a
particular port only. The key is knowing which revision
number (from the repository) corresponds to which port
version. However, keep an eye on possible dependencies!

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