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2# This is a log of major user-visible changes in each MacPorts release.
3# $Id: ChangeLog 56470 2009-08-28 11:12:47Z ryandesign@macports.org $
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5
6
7Release 1.8.0 (2009-08-28 by jmr):
8    - There is now a 'build_arch' variable, available in portfiles and
9      configurable in macports.conf, which sets the CPU architecture that
10      ports should be compiled for (when not building universal). Its default
11      is the same as that of the Apple-supplied /usr/bin/gcc.
12      (#19874, jmr in r53217,r53386,r53420,r53494,r53860,r54236)
13
14    - MacPorts base now works on and has appropriate default settings for
15      Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. (#19874, toby/mww/jkh in r38271,r40060,
16      r40836,r43976,r52397)
17     
18    - MacPorts now requires Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger or later. (Panther is not
19      just "unsupported", it really won't work.)
20
21    - The universal_sysroot and universal_target keys have been removed from
22      macports.conf. These settings are now handled automatically.
23      (toby in r52324)
24
25    - Added a 'replaced_by' portfile option. This causes upgrade to deactivate
26      the current port and install the port specified by this option. This
27      also allows ports to be renamed. Upgrade accepts a --no-replace option
28      which disables this behaviour. (#20157, jmr in r54378)
29
30    - The upgrade action now accepts --force and --enforce-variants options.
31      The former causes ports to be rebuilt even if they are not outdated, and
32      the global -f option no longer has this effect (it had too many effects
33      already). The latter causes ports to be rebuilt if the requested
34      variants do not match those installed (even if they are not outdated).
35      (#20156, jmr in r54376)
36
37    - Dependencies can be satisfied by ports that are installed but not
38      available in the ports tree (useful for testing uncommitted ports).
39      (jmr in r52075, r52160)
40
41    - Ports that are installed but not available in the ports tree no longer
42      cause an error when running commands like 'port clean installed'. They
43      are skipped and a warning is printed. (#19253, jmr in r50865)
44
45    - Selfupdate no longer disables readline support unless readline is found
46      in /usr/local, which has historically caused failures.
47      (#19035, jmr in r50868)
48
49    - Uninstalling a port that is not installed now produces an informational
50      message rather than an error. (#18984, jmr in r53709)
51
52    - Added a 'conflicts' portfile option. Conflicting ports will be detected
53      during dependency calculation. (#18794, blb/jmr in r51525)
54
55    - 'port selfupdate' now explicitly states precisely what it does. (#18512)
56
57    - Operating system and architecture information is now shown in debug
58      output. (#18435, raimue in r46669)
59
60    - Fixed a bug that could break some symlinks to man pages. (#18302)
61
62    - Switched to a more efficient algorithm for looking up port information
63      in the index, which makes many operations faster.
64      (#18259, jmr/blb in r47110)
65
66    - MacPorts base now tries to avoid using commands that come from ports, so
67      that a broken port can't break the base code. (#18149)
68
69    - Deleting all the contents of a portfile option no longer unsets the
70      option entirely. (#17865, toby in r44901)
71
72    - Removed the code that upgrades from the old DarwinPorts filesystem
73      layout. Trying to upgrade to 1.8.0+ from a version older than 1.5.0 will
74      produce an error message saying you need to install 1.7.1 first.
75      (#17619, jmr in r53260)
76
77    - port(1) now reports its version as dotted-decimal rather than floating
78      point. (#17420)
79
80    - Dependencies are now always obtained by parsing the Portfile and not
81      from the PortIndex, since the latter can't provide expanded variables
82      like $prefix which may be used in path: depspecs. (#17182)
83
84    - Newline characters in long_description can no longer cause receipt
85      corruption. (#16619, blb in r50663)
86
87    - Now unlocking the filemap when it is not in use. This allows e.g.
88      'port contents' to be run while another port instance is performing
89      installs. Note that running more than one simultaneous port instance
90      that will modify the registry can easily fail, though hopefully
91      without corrupting anything. (#16246, jmr in r51133)
92
93    - Removed some irrelevant debug output that was being printed when a port
94      failed. (#16203, jmr in r53706)
95
96    - Added new depends_fetch and depends_extract options, for dependencies
97      that are needed to fetch or extract the port, respectively.
98      (#15161, jmr in r51780)
99
100    - Packages (including the one for MacPorts base) now correctly indicate
101      that they can only be installed on the root volume.
102      (#14809, jmr in r53250)
103
104    - Using an alternative fetch or extract type now adds appropriate
105      dependencies automatically, e.g. 'use_zip yes' adds a dep on unzip, and
106      'fetch.type svn' adds a dep on subversion. (#13981, jmr in r43782)
107
108    - port(1) should now exit with an appropriate status code when an error is
109      encountered. Use the -p option to continue despite errors.
110      (#13918, jmr in r53704)
111
112    - Proxy information can now be obtained from System Preferences and from
113      macports.conf. The older method using environment variables no longer
114      works out of the box on Leopard due to changes that Apple made to the
115      default /etc/sudoers. (#13158, blb in r47194)
116
117    - Improved handling of malformed variant definitions.
118      (#12596, jmr in r50719, r50721)
119
120    - Cope a little better with missing receipt files. (#19540, jmr in r51138)
121
122    - Fixed a major memory leak in the filemap code.
123      (#12022, pguyot in r51419)
124
125    - Improved the logic for determining whether phases can be skipped. This
126      fixes the specific problems of being unable to build packages of ports
127      that are installed, port not running specific phases (e.g. build)
128      when told to if the port is installed, and inactive dependencies being
129      rebuilt instead of simply activated. (#10881, #16260, jmr in r50490)
130
131    - When archive mode is enabled, ports will no longer be rebuilt if an
132      archive is available. (#10785, jmr in r50416)
133
134    - Activating a port will now first deactivate any other version of the
135      same port that is already active. (#10571, jmr in r53711)
136
137    - Added a 'license' portfile option, which is displayed in 'port info'
138      output. (#7493, jmr in r50801)
139
140    - port lint recognizes new top-level category php (#19329, ryandesign)
141
142    - Do not print header lines when the quiet option -q is set
143      (raimue in r48558)
144
145    - svn.tag is deprecated, use svn.revision instead (raimue in r48222-48223)
146
147    - port -i option has been removed (blb in r48218)
148
149    - ui_warn logs to stderr instead of stdout (raimue in r48217)
150
151    - Remove --pretend option for port selfupdate, use global dry-run option
152      instead (raimue in r48125)
153
154    - port(1) option -y for dry-run (#11892, gwhitney/jmr in r43726)
155
156    - New pseudo-port 'obsolete' to identify ports which are installed but no
157      longer in the PortIndex (raimue in r47253)
158
159    - MacPorts can now perform fetch, extract, patch, configure and build in a
160      user rather than system owned location. By default, this is
161      ~/.macports/opt. This allows MacPorts to do all but the install of the
162      port without root privileges. (gsoc08-privileges)
163
164    - MacPorts can now automatically drop privileges so as to avoid running as
165      root whenever possible. To enable this, pass the desired user to run as
166      to configure with the --with-macports-user option. (gsoc08-privileges)
167
168    - The Portfile format has a number of new boolean attributes to indicate
169      when an action should or should not be run with root privileges:
170      'patch.asroot', 'build.asroot', 'configure.asroot', 'destroot.asroot',
171      and 'install.asroot'. The default for all is "no". If the prefix folder
172      (by default /opt/local) is not writable, MacPorts will attempt to
173      elevate privileges to root for the install phase. (gsoc08-privileges)
174
175    - A "make group" command has been added to the Makefile and a
176      "--with-shared-directory" switch to the configure script. Running "make
177      group" will create a macports group. "--with-shared-directory" will let
178      let the group specified by "--with-install-group" have full read write
179      access to the /opt/local hierarchy. This will allow users who are
180      members of the new macports group to have full write permissions to
181      /opt/local and its subfolders, and hence to install ports which only
182      affect that hierarchy without requiring root privileges.
183      (gsoc08-privileges)
184
185    - A switch called "--with-no-root-privileges" has been added for use by
186      user installing MacPorts for their own use only. An example configure
187      command would be "./configure
188      --prefix=/Users/{your-user-name-here}/.macports/opt
189      --with-no-root-privileges" (gsoc08-privileges)
190
191    - Add several new options to port search, looks in name and description by
192      default (#15434, raimue)
193
194    - Add xpkg package type, xar-based format with XML. (afb)
195
196    - Split portpkg creation out from portsubmit phase. (afb)
197
198    - Make dependencies displayed in port info respect variants
199      specified in variants.conf; collapse port deps to be an alias
200      for port info with appropriate flags. Note this changes output
201      format of port deps somewhat.  (#11891, gwhitney in r44340)
202
203    - Make dependencies in port upgrade respect variants as specified
204      (in order of precedence) on command line, latest installed
205      version, or variants.conf .  (#8221, gwhitney in r44362)
206
207    - Add select action, which integrates *_select tools into port.
208      (#17477, perry)
209
210    - The variants action additionally shows default variants, conflicting
211      variants and variants' dependencies. (#14178, #15628, perry)
212
213    - Implicit variants (e.g., darwin) can no longer be explicitly
214      set/unset. (#12563, perry in r46938, jmr in r53371)
215
216Release 1.7.1 (2009-03-28 by raimue):
217    - Trailing slashes are stripped from the prefix passed to configure, which
218      prevents incorrect mtree violation warnings. (#13789)
219
220    - Fix freshmeat-based livecheck (#18887)
221
222    - Fix issue on direct-mode installs where checking for installed ports
223      wasn't properly looking (it only matched for revision 0 and no
224      variants) (#17762)
225
226    - Add new "use_7z yes" port option to allow distfiles in 7z format
227      (#18521, ryandesign)
228
229    - port lint no longer requires variable master_sites if the port has no
230      distfiles (#18479, ryandesign)
231
232    - Upgrade will no longer accept ports that are not installed (but it still
233      installs new ports as dependencies if needed). In particular, this means
234      that "port upgrade all" will no longer proceed to install every
235      available port. (jmr in r46052)
236
237    - Add mkdtemp Tcl command to create temporary directories. (#17181, perry)
238
239    - Add 'apple-gcc-4.2' option to configure.compiler (#18426, ryandesign)
240
241    - Create ${applications_dir} and ${frameworks_dir} in destroot
242      automatically (r45614, raimue)
243
244    - Make the postflight procedure a bit smarter about which login files
245      to update for bash and tcsh (#17588)
246
247    - Add error messages to package installers when the wrong OS package
248      is being installed (#13141)
249
250Release 1.7.0 (2008-12-13 by blb):
251    - Global variant descriptions using variant_descriptions.conf in the new
252      resources directory in the ports tree (#14482, raimue)
253
254    - Move port resources into the ports tree (#14553, raimue and blb)
255
256    - Improve error message when "upgrade outdated" is used (#12288)
257
258    - Properly handle ports whose version evaluates to 0 (#16740, ryandesign)
259
260    - PortIndex is now regenerated atomically (#16234, blb & ryandesign)
261
262    - Improve upon 'port lint' usage by not being too overbearing unless
263      --nitpick is used (#14799)
264
265    - Fix reinplace when the filename contains spaces (#17098, ryandesign)
266
267    - Fix python port group issues (#15226)
268
269    - Make sure global variants (from variants.conf) are applied to all
270      phases (#11897)
271
272    - Allow configuring --without-objc-runtime --without-objc-foundation,
273      for building on platforms without Foundation like +puredarwin (r41015)
274
275    - Changes in loading of configuration files. Currently the global
276      configuration file is loaded first, then user defined one (if present),
277      PORTSRC environment variable is loaded last. Last defined value is used
278      for each configuration option. (#16329, contributed by Adam Byrtek)
279
280    - Ruby port group now accepts a new (optional) last parameter for the
281      ruby.setup command, "implementation". It is "ruby" by default, and
282      can be set to "ruby19". It names the ruby-implementing port, and can
283      possibly support still other rubys in the future. (#15912, febeling
284      in r38683)
285
286    - Don't use build.nice for complex build.cmd commands (#16091)
287
288    - The buildmakejobs setting now also affects ports using the scons build
289      system, so now scons-based ports can be built in parallel too. Previously
290      only automake-based ports were supported. (ryandesign in r38556)
291
292    - User-supplied port names are now treated in a fully case-insensitive
293      manner. This fixes a bug where giving the name with incorrect case when
294      deactivating/uninstalling would cause all the port's files to be left
295      behind. (#11759, jmr/raimue in r37349, r37621)
296
297    - The non-verbose output for the build phase no longer shows what target
298      was used. This makes the build phase consistent with the other phases
299      which also do not show details. If details are desired, the debug or
300      verbose switches should be used. (#15881, raimue/ryandesign in r38315)
301
302    - Make missing sed extended regexp (for reinplace -E) into a runtime error.
303      (#15577, afb in r37501)
304
305    - More helpful strings for 'port help' (needs more work #15467, raimue)
306
307    - Command line options are checked if the command accepts it before
308      running (raimue)
309
310    - We now have a mirror of (almost) all distfiles at distfiles.macports.org,
311      and it is automatically appended to master_sites and patch_sites (#15456,
312      jmr in r37217, r37255)
313
314    - port search looks now in name, description and long_description for the
315      search pattern and prints the list sorted (#15434, raimue in r37119,
316      r37121)
317
318    - Stopped 'port -R upgrade' from processing more ports than it should, and
319      from processing ports multiple times. (#10827, jmr in r37046)
320
321    - Don't include build.nice and build.jobs in destroot.cmd (#15295)
322
323    - The default universal variant is no longer added when we know it won't
324      work. (#12170, jmr in r36764)
325
326    - During upgrade, if the latest installed version of a port is not active,
327      the currently active version (if any) is now deactivated before trying
328      to activate the latest version. (#12013, jmr in r36762)
329
330    - A port with dependents can now be removed without forcing iff it is
331      inactive and there is at least one other version of the same port
332      installed (#11501, jmr in r36747)
333
334    - Duplicate entries can no longer build up in the dependency map (#8763,
335      jmr in r36745)
336
337    - In image mode, dependencies are no longer treated as being satisfied
338      when the satisfying port is not active (#7361, jmr in r36735)
339
340    - Fixed a bug where upgrade could create too many nested subdirectories
341      in distpath, archive.destpath and unarchive.srcpath (#11971, jmr in
342      r36679, r36687, r36688)
343
344    - Declaring a dependency on a nonexistent port now always causes an error
345      (#10768, jmr in r36648)
346
347    - Explicitly use unsetenv(3) on all environment variables (#13930, #16010,
348      #16233)
349
350    - Make the included tclthread compile on Leopard if configured (#13495)
351
352    - Allow distfiles to be disk images with "use_dmg yes" port option (#13509,
353      ryandesign in r36708)
354
355    - ruby.setup now takes a type 'fetch' to just fetch/extract (eridius in r35773)
356
357    - Fetch now prefers mirrors with lower ping times (#14891, jmr in r35748,
358      r35806, r35808)
359
360    - Fetching of daily snapshot tarballs of the ports tree as an alternative to rsync
361      (raimue in r35647, r35648)
362
363    - port uninstall now takes --follow-dependents to uninstall all dependents
364      (#14637, eridius/raimue in r34977, r35042, r36160)
365
366    - New fetch.type git (#14232, eridius in r34875)
367
368    - fixed "port mdmg" getting block size wrong for the disk image (#13968, afb in r34844)
369
370    - always set MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET, to avoid bugs with older glibtool (afb in r34541)
371
372    - port lint now checks all dependencies so that the ports actually exist (#14380)
373
374    - added target_state to avoid the need for privileges for lint/livecheck (#13458)
375
376    - Overhauled output for port info/deps/dependents/search (raimue in
377      r34354, r34371, r34391, r34395, r34402, r34420)
378
379    - Revert the default +universal MDT/SDK to 10.4/10.4u on Tiger and 10.5/10.5 on Leopard
380
381    - port lint shouldn't require variable master_sites for fetch.type != standard (#14377)
382
383    - Add "tcldoc" documentation comments and "tcldox" Doxyfile for doxygen (#12048)
384
385    - Add --pretend and --nosync flags to selfupdate (raimue in r33938, r33939,
386      r33940, r33941)
387
388    - Work around autoconf X11 detection bugs on darwin (afb in r33717)
389
390    - Fix bugs with X11 lib detection on Leopard (#14089, afb in r33716)
391
392    - Add configure.{optflags,m32,m64,march,mtune} (afb in r33503, r33599)
393
394    - Add applications_dir and frameworks_dir configuration (r33499, r33722)
395
396    - Remove some hardcoded paths (such as /usr/X11R6, /usr/bin/install) (afb in r33501, r33619, r33620)
397
398    - Add configure.{universal_target,universal_sysroot,universal_archs} (afb in r33478).
399
400    - Change default +universal platform back to: 10.4/10.4u.sdk/i386 ppc (r33087, r33107).
401
402    - Add `port platform` info action that outputs current platform (#12302, afb in r32724).
403
404    - Enable 64 bit environment, ppc64 x86_64, for all +universal builds (mww in r32194).
405
406    - Add 'merge' function for merging multiple (single arch) destroots into one (universal)
407      destroot (mww in r31954).
408
409    - If checksum is mismatched, and in verbose mode, present a corrected pre-fabricated checksum statement
410      to make it easy to update a port (jberry in r32441).
411
412    - Fixed the "Error: Unable to open port: invalid command name "ui_prefix"" runtime error on Panther
413      (eridius in r32525).
414
415    - Fixed the "Error: Unable to open port: invalid command name "ui_channels"" runtime error on Panther
416      (eridius in r32514).
417
418    - "port lint" now recognizes non-canonical modelines (afb in r32480).
419
420    - "configure.pipe" is now hackable from Portfiles (afb in r32430).
421
422    - MacPorts no longer installs the "base/config/mp_version" file, as the release version is now stored
423      internally in $macports::autoconf::macports_version (jmpp in r32353).
424
425    - Bail out with a suitable message if the requested port is not installed when polling its dependents
426      (jmpp in r32336).
427
428    - Fixed a Panther build failure due to missing sqlite headers (jmpp in r32212).
429
430    - Fixed a build failure by passing the base/src/cregistry/cregistry.a archive through ranlib (jmpp in r32105).
431
432
433Release 1.6.0 (16-December-2007 by jmpp):
434
435    - Revamped the postflight script that is run by Installer.app with our pkg installer to gracefully
436      handle the addition of PATH, MANPATH and DISPLAY environment variables separately, if needed.
437      Read http://guide.macports.org/#installing.binary.postflight.details for more information
438      (jmpp in many commits directly on the release_1_6 branch).
439
440    - Remove LD_PREBIND & LD_PREBIND_ALLOW_OVERLAP variables from MacPorts' environment to prevent
441      prebinding of binaries, which can be harmful on Tiger and above (#13436, mww in r31786).
442
443    - Add 'gcc-4.2' option to the configure.compiler Portfile command (mww in r31891).
444
445    - Flush port(1) output channel after issuing prompt, when readline is not
446      available, to ensure prompt is displayed at proper time. (jberry r31338).
447
448    - readline is now disabled by default, in order to avoid support issues.
449      use --enable-readine parameter to configure to enable support for readine.
450      (#10651, jberry in r31139, r31140).
451
452    - daemondo now monitors kevents for the death of the daemon process, which means that it
453      now detects the death of processes (even those that aren't direct child processes)
454      much more reliably. Plus other daemondo logging and doc cleanups.
455      (jberry in r30313,r30332,r30333,r30334,r30335,r30364).
456
457    - dramatic speedup to file, dir, url, work actions (jberry in r31056)
458
459    - add option "extract.mkdir [no|yes]" for distfiles that would pollute ${workpath} with
460      multiple files (mww in r31028)
461
462    - add optional configure.pipe output (afb in r29604 & r30824)
463
464    - add "startupitem_type none" macports.conf configuration option (#12743, afb in r30823)
465
466    - add configure.[awk|bison|pkg_config|pkg_config_path] (r30761)
467
468    - Auto-mode for number of parallel build threads (if number of jobs is set to "0") (r30739)
469
470    - Add option use_parallel_build [yes|no] to declare if a port can be built in parallel (r30714).
471
472    - New SourceForge.jp mirrors list (r30484).
473
474    - Display warnings when using old versions of Mac OS X and Xcode Tools
475      (#12794, afb in r30338 & r30477)
476
477    - Remove configure.macosx_deployment_target, add global macosx_deployment_target
478      (eridius in r30396).
479
480    - add support for LZMA compression, for making .tlz archives (afb in r30307)
481
482    - add configure.[perl|python|ruby] for interpreters, .install for avoiding breakage
483      due to coreutils, .libs
484
485    - added startupitem.netchange boolean flag (#12931, N_Ox in r30086).
486
487    - added generic GNU livecheck (N_Ox in r29812).
488
489    - fixed bug where all .mpkg packages were missing their welcome page (afb in r29517)
490
491    - better defaults for implicit ui_channels behaviour (eridius in r29498).
492
493    - prevent creating PKG packages with /etc or /var or /tmp (#2102, afb in r29445)
494
495    - add optional configure.ccache and configure.distcc filters (#5390, afb in r29438)
496
497    - Explicitly sort fs-traverse so it behaves predictably on Linux systems
498      (#12622, eridius in r29412).
499
500    - add configure.objc/objcflags for Objective-C
501
502    - add optional build.nice (0) and build.jobs (1) modifiers (afb in r28634 & r28673)
503
504    - make tclobjc1.0 compile with GNUstep and NXConstantString class (afb in r28668)
505
506    - fix bsdmake/gnumake defaults for FreeBSD and Linux platforms (afb in r28660)
507
508    - port lint command, for Portfile verification (#463, afb in r28170)
509
510    - add configure.macosx_deployment_target for configure flags
511
512    - add configure.javac/classpath for Java
513
514    - add configure.fflags/fcflags/f90flags for Fortran flags
515
516    - Mark "python" group code as deprecated
517
518    - Add group code for Python 3.0
519
520    - Add more compiler suites for the 'configure.compiler' option
521
522    - `port variants` behaves like `port info` in that it parses the Portfile for up-to-date info.
523      `port variants` also supports the --index flag (eridius in r27919).
524
525    - Fix upgrade to properly handle installed versions beginning with letters (eridius in r27900).
526
527    - Chris Pickel's GSoC2007 work: registry2.0 & cregistry (mainly r27518 & r27520)
528
529    - Eugene Pimenov's GSoC2007 work: Trace lib on unix sockets (r26682).
530
531    - Elias Pipping's GSoC2007 work: merge.rb on his personal /users/pipping svn dir.
532
533
534Release 1.5.2 (15-August-2007 at branches/release_1_5's r27896, by jmpp):
535
536    - Fix mtree checks which inaccurately complained about files in /Applications, /Library & /Developer;
537      mtree checks now also warn the user if a port indicates an intended violation and errors are
538      temporarily non-fatal (mww & eridius in r27709, r27710, r27719, r27720 & r27773).
539
540
541Release 1.5.1 (11-August-2007 at branches/release_1_5/base's r27646, by jmpp):
542
543    - Remove sed rules taking care of dp based comments in the macports.conf file from the upgrade target in base/Makefile.in,
544      they were causing problems for people with /opt/dports or similar prefixes (jmpp in r27618).
545
546    - Facelift to the PortIndex2MySQL.tcl script to make it selfcontained and work with the new macports1.0 api to
547      generate SQL statements with information extracted from Portfiles (jmpp in r27415).
548
549    - Always print the livecheck regex in debug mode, not only when it fails (ryandesign in r27379).
550
551    - Detect some mtree violations within ${prefix}. Test can be overriden by "destroot.violate_mtree yes" in a Portfile
552      (mww in r27199).
553
554    - Fix version comparison in MacPorts initialization to properly detect Tcl versions 8.4.7 and later (sfiera in r27127).
555
556    - Fix double de-escaping of livecheck.regex inadvertently introduced in r26041 (eridius in r27079).
557
558    - Added new Portfile options to the configure stage for selecting compiler(s) (mww in r27018, r27021, r27022 and r27053)
559
560    - New logic in the upgrade target to account for cases where the old and new versions consist of different
561      numbers of segments (sfiera in r26921).
562
563    - Remove dead OpenDarwin mirrors from our mirrors list (jmpp in r26903)
564
565    - New tests for violations of common directory structure (and option to override them for special cases)
566
567    - Added new variable ${os.major} that contains the Darwin major version (eridius r26693, ticket #12224).
568
569
570Release 1.5.0 (09-July-2007 tagged at r26818 by jmpp):
571
572    - Many documentation updates and improvements, mostly thanks to Maun Suang and Brian
573      Campbell who both started work on both improving our man pages and reviving the
574      long forgotten MacPorts official guide, now nightly regen'd on an automated basis
575      and hosted at a temporary location, http://geeklair.net/macports_guide/, all
576      thanks to Daniel J. Luke (dluke).
577
578    - Improve built-in "daemondo" program logging (jberry r26537 & r26569).
579
580    - rpm target now knows how to also build universal packages if requested (afb r26470).
581
582    - The "rpmpackage" target was renamed to "rpm", and a new target "srpm" added
583      that allows packaging a Portfile (and files/distfiles) up as a source package.
584      Upgraded RPM to version 4.4.9 and changed OpenDarwin/DarwinPorts to MacPorts.
585      The default build location is now ${prefix}/src/macports instead of ${prefix}/src/apple
586      (jmpp & afb in r26465, r26496, r26536, r26543).
587
588    - Fixed a potential crasher in the delete command (ticket #12149, eridius r26397).
589
590    - 'port delete --work' now removes $portbuiltpath instead of $workpath, effectively prunning
591      empty dirs that up until now were left behind in the build directory (jmpp r26394).
592
593    - gnustep portgroup for gnustep-make-2.0 (yves r26266).
594
595    - Adding backwards compatibility glue for clients of the public (darwin|mac)ports1.0 API
596      that use now deprecated procs naming (DarwinPorts namespace) (jmpp r26392).
597
598    - Merged the dp2mp-move branch into trunk to finally move away from all
599      DarwinPorts related strings and conventions both internally and externally,
600      implying big changes in MacPorts pathnames with respect to user visible stuff.
601      Read http://trac.macports.org/projects/macports/wiki/MacPortsRenaming and
602      http://trac.macports.org/projects/macports/log/branches/dp2mp-move/base for
603      more full details and information (jmpp r26177).
604
605    - Fix livecheck to properly de-escape livecheck.url (eridius r26041).
606
607    - Add warning when it looks like PortIndex file is corrupt (eridius r26040).
608
609    - Make portindex use stderr for errors (eridius r26038, ticket #11585).
610
611    - Fix port variants calculation to properly account for negated variants and
612      to detect problems between required and negated variants
613      (ticket #11920, eridius r26036, patch by gwhitney).
614
615    - Add global methods lpush, lpop, lshift, and lunshift. Works similar to
616      lappend (in fact lpush is just lappend) and do what they sound like.
617      Also add ldindex. Works like lindex, but deletes the element from the list.
618      Documented in portfile.7 (eridius r26034).
619
620    - Add global methods try and throw. Implemented based on the specification
621      in TIP #89. Documented in portfile.7 (eridius r25979).
622
623    - Handle encodings properly now. All Portfiles and .conf files are assumed
624      to be utf-8, and reading them or calling portindex(1) should now work
625      the same on all locales (ticket #11978, eridius r25975).
626
627    - Add support for decoding of obscured maintainer addresses.
628      We support two types of obscured addresses in Portfile maintainers field:
629         (1) username ==> implies username@macports.org
630         (2) subdomain.tld:username ==> implies username@subdomain.tld
631      These are unobscured by port info, and by port submit during the submission process,
632      but are left obscured in the Portfile to avoid accidental disclosure.
633      (jberry r25795).
634
635    - Update port.1 to reflect what "port dependents" really does (markd r25787, ticket #11898).
636
637    - Distinguish a pseudo portname that evaluates to nothing from no arguments at all,
638      improving behavior of 'installed', 'active', 'list', and 'search' pseudo portnames.
639      (jberry in r25789, ticket #10674).
640
641    - Bugfix startup item generation so that launchd.plists are disabled
642      by default, as we claim they are in our documentation. (jberry r25785).
643
644    - Update adduser/addgroup to use dscl instead of niutil. Also add support
645      for realname key in addgroup (ticket #11012, eridius r25586).
646
647    - Make a correction to port(1)'s determination of whether or not a port has
648      been updated by making it compare ${version} and then ${revision} rather
649      than a single comparison of the compound ${version}_${revision}; the
650      latter reports 2.01_2 to be newer than 2.01.01a25_0 because, at the fifth
651      character, `_' comes after `.' in ASCII lexicographic order.
652      (boeyms in r25310)
653
654Release 1.4.42 (17-May-2007 tagged at r25296 by jberry):
655
656    - Fix reinplace, broken in 1.4.41 (eridius r25285).
657
658Release 1.4.41 (16-May-2007 tagged at r25266 by jberry):
659
660    - `port info` now supports new --index flag for using old behaviour (eridius r25256).
661
662    - `port info` now opens the Portfile and displays up-to-date information.
663      This allows information about variants to be displayed (e.g. dependencies).
664      Also allow `port info` to default to current directory if no name is provided
665      (eridius r25255).
666
667    - Add -E flag to reinplace, does the same thing as in sed (eridius r25251).
668
669    - Add support for [nosync] flag in sources.conf to prevent a source from syncing
670      during a `port sync` or `port selfupdate` (eridius r25236).
671      Example: file:///Users/landonf/misc/MacPorts/dports [nosync]
672
673    - Updating a file: source via svn update during port sync now uses the uid/gid
674      of the owner of the working copy (eridius r25142).
675
676    - Make port(1) convert description and long_description from lists to
677      strings before printing to stdout; this enables the proper printing of
678      semi-colons, brackets and other characters by way of Tcl escape sequences.
679      The exceptions to this are the sequences for newline and carriage return
680      (these break the flatfile PortIndex format by introducing line breaks).
681      (boeyms r25110)
682
683    - Evaluate variants at dportopen instead of dportexec. This ensures that
684      the portfile represents the proper information if queried before targets
685      are executed. It also prevents variants from being executed twice if multiple
686      targets are executed separately on the portfile (ticket #11296, eridius r25033).
687
688    - Fix copy and move commands (eridius r25024).
689
690    - Passing multiple arguments to $option-delete now works as expected
691      (ticket #11929, eridius r25006).
692
693    - fs-traverse no longer follows symlinks specified on the root. This fixes
694      the incorrect behaviour of delete seen in #11862 (eridius r25003).
695
696    - Remove bundled xar. (jberry r24913).
697
698    - Tighten checking of port name in depspecs. neither + nor / is allowed.
699      (jberry r24929, r24934, r24940).
700
701    - Restore ability for portindex lines to contain carriage returns, allowing
702      fields such as descriptions to contain line breaks. Note that any portindex
703      containing such entries will not be readable by a recent version of macports.
704      (jberry r25146)
705
706    - Add support for descriptions on variants:
707         * The syntax follows the syntax for variant depends, etc.
708         * Descriptions for variants are entirely optional
709         * The change to the portindex format to allow variant descriptions
710           should be backwards compatible. Variant descriptions are stored,
711           keyed by the variant name, in a new portinfo array named "variant_desc".
712
713        Example:
714
715            variant myvariant description "This variant does this and that" {
716                configure.args-append   --do-this --do-that
717            }
718
719        (jberry r25147)
720
721    - Only look for, or create, ~/.macports user directory if the HOME environment
722      variable is defined. (jberry r25177)
723
724
725Release 1.4.40 (7-May-2007, tagged at r24909 by jberry):
726
727    - Note the bump in version naming. To leave ourselves lots of room in our versioning
728      scheme, we've jumped from 1.4.3 to 1.4.40. The floating point represenation as
729      reported by port version (1.440) will still be the same; we're just interpreting
730      it differently.
731
732    - variable tracing now works in a much better way and handles unsets properly.
733      Similarly, ${option}-delete now works better. Depends validation no longer
734      attempts to validate when the variable is unset. Additionally, the validation
735      now actually validates each depspec instead of simply finding a single spec
736      within the list that works (ticket #11868, eridius r24678).
737
738    - macports infrastructure now easier to use from scripts.
739      ui_prefix and ui_channels have default implementations, and
740      all arguments to dportinit are now optional (ticket #11837, eridius r24460).
741
742    - ln now accepts combined flags (ex. ln -sf foo bar) (eridius r24452)
743
744    - default_variants now handles multiple values correctly (ticket #11828, eridius r24450).
745
746    - ln uses new symlink command so it can create symlinks that point to
747      files that don't actually exist (eridius r24444).
748
749    - New bare-bones Pextlib command `symlink source target` (ticket #11840, eridius r24444).
750
751    - delete reimplemented using fs-traverse (eridius r24435).
752
753    - fs-traverse now uses the fts(3) family of functions instead of readdir/opendir.
754      This fixes a couple behavioral oddities, and makes deleting during traversal work on 10.3
755      (ticket #11839, eridius r24423).
756
757    - fs-traverse now takes a list of targets rather than a variable number of arguments
758      (ticket #11836, eridius r24410).
759
760    - Fixed a potential crasher in fs-traverse when showing error message
761      (ticket #11827, eridius r24396, thanks sfiera).
762
763    - Fixed a bug where livecheck failed on ports that do not define a homepage
764      (ticket #11818, pguyot r24319).
765
766    - Added the downloads section of our repo to the macports mirrors list (jmpp r24278).
767
768    - Fixed a bug with the archive mode introduced with r23238 change (1.4.1)
769      (pguyot r24273).
770
771    - Trace mode now take dependencies into account when executing the activate
772      phase. This fixes an unwanted warning when activating ports that depend
773      on teTeX (pguyot r24199).
774
775    - Support for mpwa submit through "port submit".
776      This work is in progress. (jberry)
777       - Expose autoconf XAR variable as portutil::autoconf::xar_path. (r24194).
778       - Start to build portpkg.xar and meta data, hijacking Kevin's
779         portsubmit.tcl. (r24195-24196).
780
781    - Revise error messages in port image activation to use syntax that
782      matches port(1). (jberry r24543, r24548).
783
784    - Create new interp variable prefix_frozen, which is available to port phases
785      even when the Portfile redefines prefix. (jberry r24848-r24849)
786
787    - Search for prefix-relative commands in prefix_frozen rather than prefix.
788      Affects port submit (xar) and port fetch (svn). (jberry r24849)
789
790    - Always create a ~/.macports user directory if it doesn't yet exist. (jberry r24831)
791
792    - Move port(1) readline history file to ~/.macports/history (jberry r24832, r24843)
793
794Release 1.4.3 (17-Apr-2007):
795
796    - Fix bug in launchd support, introduced in 1.4.2. Remove remnants of
797      launchd enable flag which caused reversion to systemstarter in 1.4.2.
798      (jberry r24151).
799
800    - add functions 'backup' and 'lipo' along with some description
801      to be used for lipo-based universal variants, tested with openssl.
802      These functions should be considered test only for the time being,
803      and should not yet be adopted widely by port authors.
804      (pipping r24148).
805
806Release 1.4.2 (16-Apr-2007):
807
808    - New logic for variants overload that basically yields to listing only
809      variant +universal on ports that redefine it (pguyot in 24100).
810
811    - Implement brand new fs-traverse command in Pextlib.
812      See portfile.7 for documentation (eridius in r24079, r24080, and r24112).
813
814    - Add per-user preferences in ~/.macports/user.conf. This will be used
815      for submitter information.
816      Simplify selection of ports.conf file:
817        - ~/.portsrc is no longer supported.
818        - Search order for ports.conf is now:
819            - PORTSRC
820            - ~/.macports/ports.conf
821            - ${prefix}/etc/ports.conf
822          Only the first file found will be parsed and used.
823       (jberry r24071, r24113, r24114)
824
825    - Improvements on livecheck: fixed a report bug, improved ruby group
826      default behavior (pguyot in r24026 and r24018)
827
828    - Remove xar from the build. xar doesn't build on panther due to
829      a libxml2 lib too old for xar requirements. We'll find another
830      way to deal with xar, perhaps by requiring users to install the
831      xar port when they need its services. (jberry r24107:r24108)
832
833    - Remove configure switch for building launchd support. (jberry r24107:r24108)
834
835    - Remove compatibility upgrade for conf files from
836      darwinports 1.1 to 1.2. (jberry r24106).
837
838Release 1.4.1 (14-Apr-2007):
839
840    - Add responsive, reasonably fast http mirrors to openbsd group
841      (pipping in r23343).
842
843    - Resolved ticket #11637: livecheck incorrectly assumed that
844      master_sites was set. (pguyot in r23329).
845
846    - Add xar 1.4 into the build of MacPorts base. xar is now installed
847      into /opt/local/, which will conflict with anybody who has the xar
848      port installed. (jberry in r23687).
849
850    - Add -I${prefix}/include -L${prefix}/lib to the default configure
851      flags (pguyot in r23246 and r23291).
852
853    - New options for configure flags (C|CPP|CXX|LD)FLAGS and logic to
854      handle that and backward compatibility (pguyot in r23098, r23125,
855      r23238, r23248 and r23249).
856
857    - "port sync" now updates svn repos too (eridius in r22784).
858
859    - Default +universal variant for configure-based ports (pguyot in
860      r22313).
861
862    - Fixed use of master_site in livecheck, added support for
863      code.google.com checks, made the up to date message info (instead of
864      debug) and improved debugging output with livecheck (eridius in
865      r23888, r23889, r23890, r23894; pguyot in 23660)
866
867    - Fixed a bug where running port test would not install dependencies
868      when required. (pguyot in r23700)
869
870    - New ruby portgroup option to specify the name of the module for
871      gem-based ports. (pguyot in 23659)
872
873    - New fetch option to ignore the SSL certificate when fetching from
874      a secure site (default is to not ignore it). (pguyot in r23242)
875
876    - Bugfix #11720. Fixes for variants.conf functionality. (jberry in
877      r23967)
878
879
880Release 1.4 (26-March-2007):
881
882    - New gnupg mirrors list and general cleanups to varios other lists (pipping in r22979 through r22982,
883      r22999, r23000 & r23037).
884
885    - Python 2.4 & Python 2.5 group code now offer a "python.include" variable (mww in r22914 & r22953).
886
887    - Resolved ticket #7563: The Pextlib curl command now sends a user agent, set to
888      "MacPorts libcurl/[libcurl version]" (eridius in r22771).
889
890    - Resolved ticket #11417: No longer touch the dep map file when opening it for reading (eridius in r22769).
891
892    - Archivemode now supports both tbz2 & tbz binary archives naming variations (jmpp in r22584).
893
894    - Add new alias 'registry_active' for registry::active so portfiles can check if another port is
895      installed and activated (eridius in r22304).
896
897    - Built-in 'find' command now always expects an expression as its first argument (jkh in r22048).
898
899    - with_docs variant of GNUStep PortGroup ports now installs the latex2html port by default (yves in r22014).
900
901    - Add new 'touch' & 'ln' portfile writing commands, their usage being similar to their BSD equivalents,
902      along with 'move' and 'copy' shorthands for TCL's "file rename/copy" calls (eridius in r22007).
903
904    - Fix a dangerous bug in parsing filenames with spaces in the 'delete' command, while reworking it
905      to no longer be a plain 'system "rm -rf <path>"' call (eridius in r22007).
906
907    - Checksum phase no longer deletes distfiles upon checksums mistmatch, eliminating "file not found"
908      errors when a second run is attempted, thus making the need for a "port clean --dist" call more
909      explicit before continuing (eridius in r21967).
910
911    - Stating an empty key value in a Portfile now correctly clears it, as expected (eridius in r21950 & r21951).
912
913    - Documentation updates to the ports.conf.5 and portfile.7 man pages (markd, jmpp and others I may
914      be forgetting, sorry 'bout that, in r21998, referencing tickets #4905, #6880 & #10840).
915
916    - /Applications/DarwinPorts --> /Applications/MacPorts migration in base for aqua ports
917      (rhwood in r21852 and r21853, but other commits to this effect were also applied to trunk/dports)
918
919    - New SourceForge mirrors redirector and a few fallback geographically distributed hardcoded ones
920      to prevent disaster from happening, as suggested by Ross Turk (jkh in r21143 & jmpp in r21768).
921
922    - GNUStep PortGroup improvements and full documentation in portgroup.7 (yves in r21764).
923
924    - Xcode GroupCode improvements to ensure builds always take place inside the work dir (eridius in r21762).
925
926    - New 'macports' mirrors list, with entries pointing to svn's /distfiles/<user> &
927      /distfiles/general directories in our repo (eridius & jmpp in r21621).
928
929    - Iterate in darwinports_fastload using glob instead of hardcoding the library names (eridius in r21585).
930
931    - New Python 2.5 GroupCode (mww in r21451).
932
933    - Set upgrade.target back to archive (from unarchive) (dluke in r21110).
934
935    - rubyforge_gem fetch method for the Ruby PortGroup & livecheck support
936      (pguyot in r20544 & r20834, respectively).
937
938    - Resolved ticket #10843 (and probably #8229): initialize the portinfo array each time to improve
939      'port deps' and 'port variats' output (jberry in r19992).
940
941    - Resolved ticket #10766: improve error when no current port is available (jberry in r19665).
942
943    - Resolved ticket #8723: better messages for port outdated (jberry in r19664).
944
945
946Release 1.3.2 (9-Aug-2006):
947
948    - Fixed a bug that prevented operation of port ed with some editors.
949      The env wasn't being properly restored for the editor. (jberry)
950
951    - Fixed a bug in the creation of the portf symlink. (jmpp)
952
953    - Fixed a bug where port upgrade -uf fails because of the dirty upgrade
954      code. (pguyot)
955
956    - Port no longer warns when a shared distfile directory is emptied by a
957      clean --dist or clean --all, it now prunes the directory instead. (pguyot)
958
959    - Gem method of ruby portgroup now destroots from the worksrcdir, thus
960      avoiding an unnecessary warning with -t. (pguyot)
961
962    - Tell ld to look into /usr/local/lib when building port. This solves a
963      problem occurring when a newer version of readline is installed in
964      /usr/local. (pguyot)
965
966    - Added gnustep portgroup support. (Bugzilla #8139) (yves)
967
968    - Avoid sending Pragma: no cache when fetching files. (Bugzilla #8669)
969      (josh_root, blb)
970
971    - Changed Makefile logic to reconfigure/regenerate files when templates
972      are modified. (pguyot)
973
974    - Trace now forbids renaming files and directories as well as removing
975      directories outside the sandbox. (pguyot)
976
977    - Allow additional inserted libraries by keeping DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES
978      variable. (pguyot)
979
980    - Change some UI strings and documentation to read MacPorts, rather than
981      DarwinPorts. The project is adopting the new name "MacPorts", and will
982      be using the macports.org domain in the future.
983
984Release 1.3.1 (31-Jul-2006):
985
986    - Fixed a bug in livecheck sourceforge guess algorithm. (pguyot)
987
988    - Fixed an incompatibility of darwintrace.c with MacOS X 10.3. Darwintrace.c
989      now also compiles on Linux. (pguyot)
990
991    - Fixed a bug introduced by a patch to the fetch code. Now, fetch target
992      can really deal with patch files even if the main fetch method is CVS or
993      SVN. (pguyot)
994
995    - Fixed a bug, introduced in 1.3, that prevented -f selfupdate from forcing
996      a build of the fetched sources. (jberry)
997
998    - Fixed a bug, introduced in 1.3, that prevented -u uninstall from working.
999      (jberry)
1000
1001    - Fixed a bug in xcode portgroup. One variable used by the group conflicted
1002      with global variables in port base code. (pguyot)
1003
1004    - Added a new test case for a cvs+remote patch file bug. (pguyot)
1005
1006    - Added ruby gems support for ruby group. (rcavanaugh & pguyot)
1007
1008    - Trace now forbids creation of directories outside the sandbox. (pguyot)
1009
1010    - Additions to man page for port(1): (jberry)
1011       * new port options -F, -i, -x, -p
1012       * mention interactive and batch modes
1013       * document extensions to info command.
1014
1015    - Archive mode is now disabled by default. (landonf)
1016
1017    - The upgrade target now properly detects and uses a matching binary
1018      archive if found, an uninstall && install combination needed up till
1019      now to pick it up. (jmpp)
1020
1021Release 1.3 (27-Jul-2006):
1022
1023    - Fixed a bug where only the first word of configuration settings (in
1024      ports.conf) was processed. This bug affected the use of extra_env.
1025      (Bugzilla #9948) (pguyot)
1026
1027    - Fixed a bug where environment variables governing proxy were not
1028      capitalized properly. (blb & jberry)
1029
1030    - Fixed a bug where port outdated and port ugprade didn't work in direct
1031      mode. (Bugzilla 7719, 7721) (dluke & jberry)
1032
1033    - Fixed several problems with iteration on ports. (jberry)
1034
1035    - Fixed a bug where curl LDFLAGS weren't properly propagated. (landonf)
1036
1037    - Fixed a bug where location update routine invoked when installing DP did
1038      not take the DESTDIR variable into account. (jmpp)
1039
1040    - Fixed a bug where patchfiles specifications could not have suffixes to
1041      indicate the master site. (pguyot)
1042
1043    - Fixed spelling in port(1) man page. (Bugzilla 8103) (pjenvey & jberry)
1044
1045    - Fixed a typo and another problem in messages generated by port command.
1046      (Bugzilla 6706 & 6712) (deric & jmpp)
1047
1048    - Fixed a typo in ports.conf. (matt & jmpp)
1049
1050    - Fixed several problems with launchd support (Bugzilla 8372 & 10041)
1051      (jberry)
1052
1053    - Fixed a bug preventing the use of libmd for checksums and added an
1054      informative compilation error if libcrypto and libmd cannot be found.
1055      (landonf)
1056
1057    - Fixed a bug where thread2.6 Tcl library wasn't installed where DP is
1058      installed. (jmpp)
1059
1060    - Fixed a bug in xcode PortGroup which prevented the use of a custom
1061      project path. (pguyot)
1062
1063    - Fixed a bug in xcode PortGroup which made destroot to fail when there
1064      were spaces in the install path. (pguyot)
1065
1066    - Fixed a bug in portfetch.tcl which failed to fetch patches when using
1067      CVS or SVN. (Bugzilla 5269) (yeled)
1068
1069    - Added new command 'delete' for use in Portfiles instead of
1070      'file delete' and 'system "rm.."' (mww)
1071
1072    - Added more information to porthier(7) about ${prefix}/var/db/dports.
1073      (olegb)
1074
1075    - Updated Gnome, KDE and SourceForge mirror lists. (Bugzilla 8045, 9152)
1076      (rwhood, blb, olegb & pguyot)
1077
1078    - Check earlier if there is no Portfile in a directory (especially when
1079      iterating). (jberry)
1080
1081    - Split livecheck into distcheck and livecheck. Added two regular expression
1082      modes (one line, full file), set the default to check against freshmeat
1083      and defined the default for perl5 group. (pguyot)
1084
1085    - Discover path to rsync at autoconf time. (jberry)
1086
1087    - Mark CVS, TAR, GNUTAR, and RSYNC as additional precious variables that can
1088      be overridden in configure environment at time of configure to customize
1089      the location of these tools. Note that these tools are not found in the dp
1090      prefix, as PATH is sanitized of references to prefix. But you could
1091      override the precious variables to acheive that if you really want to
1092      shoot yourself. (jberry)
1093
1094    - Set timeouts for curl transfers.  Some connections to sketchy mirror sites
1095      can hang forever otherwise. (jkh)
1096
1097    - Shortened the time to upgrade with archive mode on by using archive as the
1098      target. (Bugzilla #7891) (dluke & jberry)
1099
1100    - Added support for sqlite 3. (jberry)
1101
1102    - Major update of the trace (-t) option (pguyot):
1103      * backported changes from darwinbuild's version of darwintrace, including
1104        several bug fixes.
1105      * cleaned up the code.
1106      * writing/creating and also unlinking a file outside allowed bounds are
1107        now blocked instead of being simply reported (previous version only
1108        reported creations).
1109      * fixed a bug where -t failed with X11 ports because ${prefix} got
1110        overwritten.
1111
1112    - Added new native commands to handle privileges chores. (jberry)
1113
1114    - Add batch/interactive mode. In interactive mode, use readline when it's available.
1115      Command and portname completion is available in interactive mode, as is readline
1116      history. (jberry) 2005-11-07,08
1117
1118        * Add new option -F <filename> which specifies a command file to be
1119          read and processed. Multiple such options may be given to provide
1120          multiple command files. If filename is "-", then stdin is read.
1121
1122        * Option -i is equivilant to -F -, which forces processing of standard
1123          input following any commands given as arguments.
1124
1125        * If port is invoked as portf, an -F is assumed as an implicit first
1126          argument (so the real first argument is taken as a command file to
1127          be processed). This should allow the use of a shebang line such as:
1128            #!/usr/bin/env portf
1129
1130        * Commands starting with # are treated as comments.
1131
1132        * Install a symbolic link /opt/local/bin/portf --> /opt/local/bin/port.
1133
1134        * New command "cd" is useful to change to a new directory/port while in
1135          interactive/batch mode.
1136
1137        * Multiple commands on a single line may be separated by a ';'
1138
1139        * Global command options may now be specified following a particular
1140          command; they will apply only to that command rather than to all
1141          command invocations. This is important for batch/interactive mode.
1142
1143    - Add new option -p, which ignores errors while processing within a command.
1144      (this subsumes some of the work that -f was previously overloaded to do).
1145      (jberry).
1146
1147    - Add new option -x, which exits immediately on errors while in batch mode (
1148      otherwise we don't exit on errors in batch mode). (jberry)
1149
1150    - Refactoring of port(1) to cast actions into distinct action procs. Adds
1151      the new action_array which is used for action dispatch, and also to generate
1152      the list of possible commands for help and command completion. (jberry)
1153
1154    - Initial version of portmirror binary to build a mirror of distfiles.
1155      (pguyot)
1156
1157    - Improvements and fixes to the tests. (pguyot)
1158
1159    - Added a new option (checksum.skip=yes) to bypass the checksum phase. This
1160      option is mostly useful on the command line to test older distfiles.
1161      (jberry)
1162
1163    - Added dependencies for rpm on virtual packages representing releases of
1164      MacOS X. (mww)
1165
1166    - Add to port the ability to query for specific meta-data fields.
1167      For instance: port info --maintainer --name category:java
1168      When specific fields are given, the legacy generalized info is not presented, and vis-versa.
1169      By default, the fields for each port are listed one-per-line, with a field label
1170      in front of each. (The field label is omitted if the global -q option is given).
1171      If the --line option is given, the fields are presented on one line, tab separated,
1172      and with no field label: port info --name --maintainer --line tomcat5 apache2
1173      Field names are those from the PortIndex, plus some convenience versions of
1174      those: (such as allowing category instead of categories).
1175      Fields which are actually lists (such as depends_lib) are displayed comma-separated.
1176      (jberry) 2006-02-16
1177
1178Release 1.2.1 (10-Apr-2006):
1179
1180    - Changes to darwinports build infrastructure to allow for build of
1181      the darwinports infrastructure as a multiarchitecture binary.
1182      This allows darwinports to be built as fat, but does nothing to
1183      allow ports themselves to be built as fat. To build darwinports
1184      fat, configure as follows:
1185        ./configure CFLAGS='-arch ppc -arch i386' SHLIB_LDFLAGS='-arch ppc -arch i386'
1186                                        backported from HEAD (jberry)
1187
1188    - Add a hack in order attempt to detect when a sourceforge mirror
1189      is actually returning an error page. If this is detected, proceed
1190      to the next mirror.               backported from HEAD (jberry)
1191
1192Release 1.2 (14-Dec-2005):
1193
1194    - Syntax change to disambiguate uses of the port's version on the command
1195      line, when coupled with new changes to accept multiple ports.
1196      The port version must now always be prefixed with an @. Example:
1197        port uninstall vim @1.0
1198      This probably only affects uninstall and activate, both of which
1199      require a version if there are multiple versions installed.
1200
1201    - gzip-compress manpages that are in the share/man/cat? directories during
1202      destroot, too. (mww)
1203
1204    - Enhance port command such that targets that require a port to be
1205      specified will now all default to a port in current directory. (jberry)
1206
1207    - Enhance port command to allow multiple ports per invocation.
1208      Where previously one said "port install porta; port install portb",
1209      one can now say "port install porta portb". (jberry)
1210
1211    - Enhance port command to allow use of shell-like glob patterns for
1212      port selection. When a glob pattern is found, the group of ports
1213      matching the glob pattern is substituted. (jberry)
1214
1215    - Enhance port command to allow use of "pseudo" portnames to specify
1216      groups of ports.
1217      When one of these pseudo portnames is specified on the command line,
1218      the corresponding group of ports is substituted.
1219
1220      Currently defined pseudo portnames are:
1221        current, all, installed, uninstalled, active, inactive, outdated.
1222
1223      Additional pseudo portnames can be used to select ports based on a
1224      regex pattern match against certain criteria. Each port selector is
1225      a name, followed by a colon, followed by the desired regex pattern.
1226      The selectors are:
1227      variants:, variant:, description:, portdir:, homepage:, epoch:,
1228      platforms:, platform:, name:, long_description:, maintainers:, maintainer:,
1229      categories:, category:, version:, and revision: (jberry)
1230
1231    - Enhance port command to allow use of set expressions to combine
1232      ports or groups of ports.
1233      Supported operators are "and", "or", "not", "!", "(", ")". (jberry)
1234
1235    - Enhance port command to allow a port to be specified through a file:
1236      url instead of via portname. This function was previously available
1237      though the -D and -u options, which make less sense now that multiple
1238      ports can be specified to a target. (jberry)
1239
1240    - Under Tiger, startupitems are now by default generated for launchd
1241      rather than systemstarter. (jberry)
1242
1243    - Add new startupitem keys startupitem.executable, startupitem.logfile,
1244      startupitem.logevents, startupitem.pidfile, supported for both
1245      systemstarter and launchd. (jberry)
1246
1247    - New Test framework. Running make test from base/tests/ will test
1248      several features of port(1) including syntax of Portfiles. New tests
1249      can easily be added by simply creating new directories in base/tests/
1250      with a Portfile and a master file containing the output of port test
1251      in this directory. Some tests are actually more complex. These tests
1252      require the port binary to be installed in ${prefix}. (pguyot)
1253
1254    - svn fetching support, parallel to cvs fetching. Note that
1255      this is a bit skanky as svn is not installed on the platform by default.
1256      This code will error-out if svn is not installed. (jberry)
1257
1258    - Removal of old "fetch.args" parameter now that all Portfiles have been
1259      properly moved to leverage Paul's libcurl work (yeled)
1260
1261    - DP now sets its own env variables instead of filtering user declared
1262      ones considered harmful (blb)
1263
1264    - "Canonicalization" of expanded path:${prefix}/foo:bar dependencies
1265      when including them in the PortIndex for better abstraction (jberry/pguyot)
1266
1267    - Addition of the IndexRegen.sh script that takes care of the automated
1268      index thingie... (pguyot and jmpp)
1269
1270    - Miscellaneous cleanups:
1271        - DP base is assured to respect a temporary DESTDIR installation and
1272          other Makefile cleanups (toby, jmpp)
1273        - s/--with-tclpackagedir/--with-tclpackage/g in autoconf error
1274          reports (pguyot)
1275        - fixes for the buildall.sh script (jkh)
1276
1277    - Some other fixes for lurking bugs, untapped by the various developments
1278      that have taken place since 1.1 ("bunch of developers ;-);
1279
1280    - Snazzy new ChangeLog file
1281
1282    - Add new actions for port(1): help (get help about port),
1283      echo (the expanded arguments),
1284      cat (the contents of the Portfiles from the specified ports),
1285      edit (also alias "ed", the contents of the Portfiles, using EDITOR or VISUAL),
1286      dir (emit path to the port's directory),
1287      file (emit path to the port's Portfile)
1288      (jberry)
1289
1290    - On make install, upgrade ports.conf and sources.conf to change rsync.opendarwin.org
1291      to rsync.darwinports.org. This is now our preferred rsync hostname.
1292      Likewise, rename the rsync destination directories in ${prefix}/var/db/dports/sources
1293      in a similar fashion (jberry)
1294
1295
1296Release 1.1:
1297
1298    (information not here).
1299
1300Release 1.0:
1301
1302    (information not here).
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