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2# This is a log of major user-visible changes in each MacPorts release.
3# $Id: ChangeLog 83537 2011-09-05 10:33:21Z raimue@macports.org $
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5
6Unreleased changes:
7
8    - Implement new option-replace using lsearch/lreplace. The old behavior is
9      deprecated for option-replace with only one argument, but can still be
10      found in option-strsed.
11      (raimue in r82760, r82761)
12
13Release 2.0.3 (2011-09-05 by raimue)
14    - Fix a regression introduced in 2.0.2 when fetching with a VCS
15      (#31073, jmr in r83471)
16
17Release 2.0.2 (2011-09-01 by jmr):
18    - Messages recommending running selfupdate will no longer be printed when
19      selfupdate is being run. (#23094, jmr in r83270, r83391)
20
21    - The PortIndex will not be regenerated during selfupdate when base is
22      outdated. This avoids failure to index ports that use features only
23      available in the current version. (#30739, jmr in r83271)
24
25    - Fixed build failures when the TMPDIR environment variable is set to a
26      directory that is not writable by the macports user.
27      (#30749, jmr in r83267)
28
29    - Fixed error when checksumming distfiles with names containing spaces.
30      (#28568, jmr in r83149)
31
32    - The uninstall and deactivate actions now sort the port list so that
33      dependents are processed before the ports they depend on.
34      (#8431, jmr in r82947)
35
36    - Fixed an issue where a non-universal version of a port could be
37      installed as a dependency as well as the universal version, with
38      unpredictable results, when some ports in the dependency graph needed
39      the universal version but others didn't. (jmr in r82924)
40
41    - Now using a temp dir inside ${prefix} when activating, as /tmp or
42      /var/folders may be on a different volume. (jmr in r82767)
43
44    - Fixed extracting portfile-only archives. (#31033, jmr in r81830)
45
46    - Fixed adduser and addgroup procedures not re-dropping privileges when
47      done. (jmr in r81630)
48
49    - Fixed error activating ports with names containing the string "cpio".
50      (#30532, jmr in r81577)
51
52Release 2.0.1 (2011-08-02 by jmr):
53    - Fixed errors when installing some archives built on a case-sensitive
54      filesystem onto a case-insensitive one. (#30373, jmr in r81562)
55
56    - Fixed users created by MacPorts showing up in the GUI in some places on
57      Lion. (#30168, jeremyhu in r81558)
58
59    - Added replaced_by pseudo-portname selector. (afb in r81475)
60
61    - Added progress output to port image conversion script.
62      (#30347, jmr in r81464)
63
64    - Now doing a better job of avoiding UID conflicts with non-local users
65      when creating the 'macports' user. (#30464, jmr in r81414, r81415) Also
66      improved Tiger compatibility in this area. (jmr in r81454, r81467)
67
68    - Fixed 'port selfupdate' exiting with non-zero status after installing a
69      new version of base. (jmr in r81371)
70
71    - Added --subports to options accepted by 'port info'. (jmr in r81234)
72
73    - Fixed incorrect info sometimes being added to PortIndex entries when
74      using subports. (#30463, jmr in r81361)
75
76    - Fixed descriptions not being shown for default variants. (jmr in r80971)
77
78    - Fixed 'port variants --index'. (jmr in r80969)
79
80Release 2.0.0 (2011-07-22 by jmr):
81
82    - Multiple ports can now be defined in one Portfile using the 'subport'
83      procedure. This reduces code duplication when several ports use very
84      similar code. (jmr in r78062)
85
86    - Privilege dropping is now on by default. The runtime user can be changed
87      when building from source but defaults to 'macports'; this user is
88      created at install time. (jmr in r79025)
89
90    - Fetching from some extremely slow or partially unresponsive servers
91      should now time out as expected. (raimue in r71038)
92
93    - The registry is now "vacuumed" (compacted/defragmented) after
94      uninstalling ports. (jmr in r70608)
95
96    - Downloaded archives are now checked for integrity using digital
97      signatures. Sync and selfupdate can also use a signed tarball. New
98      pubkeys.conf file allows configuring keys to trust.
99      (jmr in r68996, r79093)
100
101    - Added 'actinact' pseudo-portname that expands to installed ports with an
102      active version and at least one inactive version.
103      (#27666, jmr in r79421, based on patch from gmail.com:ww.galen)
104
105    - Added --size option for 'contents' action that makes it print the size
106      of each file. (#27245, jmr in r79365, based on patch from
107      gmail.com:ww.galen)
108
109    - Added 'space' action to show the disk space used by ports' active files.
110      (#27244, jmr in r79349, based on patch from gmail.com:ww.galen)
111
112    - Actions can be abbreviated to an unambiguous prefix of the full name.
113      (#27242, patch from gmail.com:ww.galen committed in r79259)
114
115    - Fixed error when activating ports whose version contains an underscore
116      followed by an integer and a dash. (#28084, jmr in r79167)
117
118    - Deactivating a port that has dependents no longer needs to be forced
119      when the dependents are all inactive. (#29505, jmr in r78086)
120
121    - New option 'add_users' has been added. Setting it will ensure that the
122      listed users are created before all operations that may require them to
123      exist. (#11563, jmr in r78660)
124
125    - 'port info --index' should be much faster and will work with the
126      'current' pseudo-port provided the port has been indexed.
127      (#13673, jmr in r78621)
128
129    - Relocation is explicitly disabled when building pkgs on 10.6, so Apple's
130      Installer won't attempt to overwrite other copies of the same software
131      not installed by MacPorts. (#25174, jmr in r78178)
132
133    - Non-Darwin platforms can once again build base against OpenSSL for
134      checksum support. (#26813, afb in r77865)
135
136    - It is now safe to set svn.post_args, rather than that option being
137      reserved for svn.url. (#27454, jmr in r73825)
138
139    - Variants specified when running 'port mpkg' are now set in the
140      dependencies as well. (#27231, jmr in r73303)
141
142    - Fixed various issues with privilege dropping.
143      (#26899, jmr in r69453 etc.)
144
145    - Trace mode no longer fails on 10.6. (#21582, jmr in r74318, r74369)
146
147    - Ports that create StartupItems (aka launchd plists) should now be
148      installable by unprivileged users. (#10879, jmr in r66700, r75143)
149
150    - Fixed incorrect output from 'port dependents' when using newer SQLite
151      versions. (#27506, patch from gmail.com:mmpestorich committed in r76827)
152
153    - The flat registry format is no longer available. Setting portdbformat to
154      'flat' in macports.conf will result in the sqlite registry being used.
155      (jmr in r77681)
156
157    - Port images are now stored as archives. Archive mode is now effectively
158      always on. Among other benefits, this fixes some bugs with the handling
159      of hard links installed by ports (e.g. #13601).
160
161      Direct mode is no longer available. Existing port image directories, and
162      installed files for direct mode, will be converted to archives when
163      upgrading.
164
165      (#19458, branch by blb, merged by jmr in r77511)
166
167    - master_site_local, patch_site_local, and archive_site_local can be set
168      in macports.conf, with the same effects as the corresponding environment
169      variables. (jmr in r74924)
170
171    - Added 'logfile' action that prints the path to a port's log file.
172      (jmr in r74655)
173
174    - Computing large dependency trees that contain the same port(s) multiple
175      times should be considerably faster. (jmr in r73133)
176
177    - configure.compiler can now be set to macports-llvm-gcc-4.2 or
178      macports-clang (mfeiri in r72936, r72937)
179
180    - Add '-n' option to reinplace (#26406, ryandesign in r73227)
181
182    - Add new ccache_dir and ccache_size options, default path is
183      ${portdbpath}/build/.ccache and a size of 2 GB.
184      (raimue in r71604, r71606)
185
186    - Add 'system -W path' which changes to the given directory before
187      executing the command.
188      (raimue in r71380, r71389)
189
190    - Add -w to build.cmd and destroot.cmd if using gnumake
191      (raimue in r71370)
192
193    - Add livecheck.ignore_sslcert; setting fetch.ignore_sslcert does no
194      longer apply to livecheck. distcheck now respects fetch.ignore_sslcert.
195      (#17063, raimue in r70975, r70979, r70982)
196
197    - Add SHA256 checksums in addition to MD5, SHA1 and RIPEMD160.
198      (afb in r57888, r57913; snc in r68955)
199
200    - Add @pkgdep lines to archives, with build-time dependencies.
201      (afb in r76919)
202
203Release 1.9.2 (2010-11-07 by jmr):
204
205    - Added more locking to avoid TOCTOU errors when running multiple port(1)
206      instances (#19935, jmr in r70174)
207
208    - Fixed -q not suppressing output from 'port lint' (#25880, jmr in r70163)
209
210    - Added a helpful message when there is a checksum mismatch and the
211      distfile appears to incorrectly be a HTML document (#25128,
212      ryandesign/jmr in r70143)
213
214    - Now checking early on if there are sufficient privileges to install,
215      and failing before building anything if not (#25671, jmr in r70135)
216
217    - Avoided possible failure when the -u option is used when upgrading a
218      port that is marked as being replaced by another (jmr in r69022)
219
220    - Using the platform-specific PortIndex when syncing using a daily tarball
221      (jmr in r68786)
222
223    - Fixed failures when fetch target is run without root privileges and the
224      port is then installed with them (#25418, #25937; jmr in r69334, r70271)
225
226    - Fixed upgrading ports where the new version differs from the old version
227      only in epoch (jmr in r69436)
228
229    - Fixed [un]setrequested when using the flat registry format
230      (#26352, jmr in r69387)
231
232    - Fixed checking for conflicting ports before installation
233      (#25386, jmr in r69105)
234
235    - Now gracefully handling distfiles that use a tag that is not
236      associated with any sites (#25332, jmr in r68965)
237
238    - Fixed running 'port deps' on multiple ports, and changed its output
239      format back to how it was in 1.8 (#25324, jmr in r68950)
240
241    - Fixed premature privilege dropping (#25331, jmr in r68952)
242
243Release 1.9.1 (2010-06-18 by jmr):
244    - Fixed a couple of problems with new 1.9 features when using the flat
245      registry format (jmr in r68910, r68913)
246
247    - Ports using the replaced_by option will once again be deactivated when
248      an upgrade is performed on them (#25270, jmr in r68872)
249
250    - Fixed the possibility of some empty directories being left behind when
251      a port is deactivated (#25268, jmr in r68864)
252
253    - Fixed failure to detect conflicts with files that are not provided by
254      a port before activation starts (#25255, jmr in r68849)
255
256    - Fixed problems with distfile names containing spaces (#25245, #25246;
257      jmr in r68816, r68817)
258
259    - Fixed a problem with uninstall when using direct mode, and started
260      running pre/post activate and deactivate procedures when installing and
261      uninstalling in direct mode, respectively (#11562, jmr in r68697)
262
263    - fixed a crasher that affected Tiger (#25194, jmr in r68675, r68680,
264      r68691)
265
266Release 1.9.0 (2010-06-08 by jmr):
267
268    - It is no longer possible to use include statements in Portfiles
269      (raimue in r68206)
270
271    - Command line options can be abbreviated if unambiguous
272      (raimue in r66837)
273
274    - Added a new variable 'os.subplatform'. When os.platform is darwin, the
275      subplatform is either 'macosx' or 'puredarwin'.
276
277    - 'platform' no longer creates a variant, instead it executes the code in
278      the body immediately if the current platform matches the one specified.
279
280    - Using a Portfile with a modification date in the future now causes an
281      informative error early on, instead of just discarding the workdir at
282      the start of every phase. (#24717, raimue in r65246)
283
284    - Fetching from servers that require a cookie to be set now works.
285      (#24584, raimue in r66785)
286
287    - Fixed an error when everything is deleted from the patchfiles list.
288      (#24178, raimue in r65243)
289
290    - Added 'license:' pseudo-port selector. (#24123, perry in r65033)
291
292    - Added new fetch.type 'bzr'. (#23436, perry in r65096)
293
294    - Added 'rdeps' and 'rdependents' actions, recursive versions of 'deps'
295      and 'dependents' respectively. Also added 'depof:', 'rdepof:',
296      'dependentof:' and 'rdependentof:' pseudo-port selectors, for specifying
297      the ports that are dependencies or dependents of the given port.
298      (#22346, jmr in r65858/r66198)
299
300    - Updated the description of the search action in the port(1) man page.
301      (#23749, jmr in r66670)
302
303    - Dry-run now uses /dev/null as the statefile, which prevents a couple of
304      problems involving locking and variant checks.
305      (#21794, #21962; jmr in r66921)
306
307    - The list of dependencies to be installed is now displayed immediately
308      after computing them. (#21540, jmr in r66321)
309
310    - The quick index is now reloaded after syncing in interactive mode, which
311      prevents errors due to it not matching the updated PortIndex.
312      (#20874, jmr in r66319, refinement of patch from carrel.org:edward)
313
314    - The architectures of dependencies are checked when installing a port. If
315      a dependency does not provide the required arch(s), it is rebuilt with
316      +universal if that is possible and will help, otherwise the install fails
317      and an error message explains why. (#20728, jmr in r65087)
318
319    - New supported_archs option allows ports to indicate which architectures
320      they can be built for. The default values of configure.build_arch and
321      configure.universal_archs change based on this list. Set this to
322      'noarch' if a port installs only architecture-independent files.
323      (#20739, jmr in r64372/r64945)
324
325    - Declaring a variant that requires one or more other variants will now
326      correctly set the required variants, so they can be checked with
327      variant_isset. (#19224, jmr in r66642)
328
329    - 'port outdated' now indicates the reason why a port that appears to have
330      the same version as that in the tree is considered outdated. Possible
331      reasons are that the epoch is higher, or the installed version was built
332      on a different OS version. (#19138, jmr in r64960)
333
334    - Distfile names are now percent-escaped in the download URLs when needed.
335      (#18736, jmr in r66794)
336
337    - buildnicevalue is now applied to configure and destroot commands, and to
338      build commands with unusual names. (#18304, raimue in r65076/r65808)
339
340    - Removed hardcoded /opt/local prefix from the base dmg resources.
341      (#17633, jmr in r66776)
342
343    - Fixed an error that occurred when archive mode was enabled but
344      ${prefix}/var/macports/packages did not exist. (#17579, jmr in r66775)
345
346    - Syncing rsync sources now tries to get a platform-specific version of
347      the PortIndex from the server, and skips this if the local copy is less
348      than a day old. All sync methods now update the PortIndex at the end.
349      (#17157, jmr in r66846/r67207)
350
351    - portindex(1) now skips parsing Portfiles whose modification time is
352      older than the current PortIndex, instead reusing the existing entry.
353      (#16235, jmr in r66845)
354
355    - Added a 'requested' flag to the registry that indicates which ports were
356      installed explicitly (as opposed to as a dependency of something else).
357      This enables the new 'requested', 'unrequested' and 'leaves' pseudo-
358      ports, as well as the --follow-dependencies option for uninstall.
359      The setrequested and unsetrequested actions will set and clear the flag,
360      respectively.
361      (#15260, jmr in r64517, r64663, r65546, r66037, r66200, r66215)
362
363    - The macports1.0 directory is now installed to
364      ${prefix}/share/macports/Tcl rather than /Library/Tcl. A symlink will be
365      installed in the old location if there is nothing there already, so
366      'package require macports' will still work in tclsh.
367      (#12943, jmr in r65055)
368
369    - Added warning and error messags when Xcode is old enough to cause
370      problems or too old to use at all, respectively. (#12794, jmr in r66771)
371
372    - Removed the rather outdated copy of sqlite3 from the source tree, made
373      the sqlite3 directory configurable, and added defaults for non-darwin
374      platforms. (#12231, jmr in r64358/r64363)
375
376    - There is a new 'archivefetch' target which is run before unarchive when
377      archive mode is enabled, and attempts to download the archive from a
378      server. There are currently no sites configured to download from (these
379      are stored in the ports tree like the mirror sites used for fetch), but
380      you can set ARCHIVE_SITE_LOCAL in the environment. Note that there is no
381      integrity checking for archives yet. (#8571, jmr in r64816)
382
383    - Now recording negative variants in the registry, which stops deselected
384      variants from being reactivated on upgrade due to default_variants or
385      variants.conf settings. (#2377, jmr in r64533)
386
387    - Added support for pre- and post- procedures for the activate, deactivate
388      and uninstall targets. This feature requires portdbformat sqlite. There
389      was limited support for pre- and post-activate previously, but the
390      procedures were only run when installing the port, not when activating
391      an inactive version. (#1068, #4228, #18273; jmr in r64638/r64639)
392
393    - Integrated the sqlite-based registry2.0 code. The portdbformat variable
394      in macports.conf can be set to 'sqlite' to enable it. Existing flat
395      receipts will be converted the first time port(1) is run with sufficient
396      privileges. Original code by sfiera, fixed and integrated by jmr in
397      r63398 and following. The new format lacks a number of problems that the
398      old one suffers from, including #13054 (dependencies from old port
399      versions stick around across upgrades) and #14123 (files whose paths
400      differ only in case are left behind when uninstalling).
401
402    - Fixed file list in +CONTENTS file in archives. (#21864, jmr in r59882)
403
404    - Fixed a few issues reported with building MacPorts on Linux. (#22716)
405
406    - Upgrade will now always choose the port that is active when following
407      dependencies that could be satisfied by more than one port and more than
408      one of these is installed, instead of choosing the one actually named in
409      the depspec. (#23921, jmr in r60883)
410
411    - Extracting from a disk image ("use_dmg yes") no longer fails when there
412      is a space in $worksrcdir. (#23456, raimue in r67089)
413
414    - Added a configure.sdkroot option which can be used to build against a
415      Mac OS X SDK. It is empty by default unless the value of
416      macosx_deployment_target is not the current OS version, or the universal
417      variant is set and the current platform is PowerPC Tiger. It is also
418      possible to set macosx_deployment_target globally in macports.conf now,
419      but this is unsupported. (#19875, jmr in r66924)
420
421    - Add "fs-traverse -tails" which only returns the part following the
422      specified directory (#21873, raimue in r65785)
423
424    - Allow gcc45 port to be used in configure.compiler (ryandesign in r62223)
425
426    - svn checkouts now use peg revisions instead of operative revisions,
427      so they'll continue to work if a repository gets reorganized
428      (#20777, ryandesign in r60573)
429
430    - Print the location of the log file when a target fails (jmr in r60769)
431
432    - Use CommonCrypto/CommonDigest instead of OpenSSL libcrypto.
433      (toby in r58131, jberry in r59715)
434
435    - New "patch.type gnu" for GNU patch, similar to "build.type gnu"
436      for GNU make. Only makes a difference for BSD patch and BSD make.
437      (afb in r58020)
438
439    - Updated the FreeBSD package (ObjC/Foundation is now optional).
440      (afb in r57889)
441
442    - Don't use "make -j1" for build.jobs=1, but prefer "make" instead.
443      (afb in r57998)
444
445    - Add new "use_xz yes" port option to allow distfiles in xz format.
446      (afb in r57827)
447
448    - Archive mode now uses build_arch in archive names rather than os.arch.
449      (snc in r58977)
450
451    - Add new log command and keeping of debug output for easy access
452      after port has run (GSoC 2009 logging project by enl, merged in r60372)
453
454    - Some of the build_arch flags now appear in LDFLAGS as well, fixing
455      several ports when building for a different architecture (jeremyhu in
456      r60662, jmr in r60680)
457
458    - Fixed 'merge' proc for paths with spaces, and for symlinks on Snow
459      Leopard, and added an error message for when 'merge' is not called
460      correctly (#21852, ryandesign in r58776, r58777, r58778)
461
462Release 1.8.2 (2010-01-01 by jmr):
463
464    - Fixed 'port load' for non-root installations (#21713, jmr in r60774)
465
466    - Fixed a bug that could cause port to hit the open file limit
467      (#22959, jmr in r61770)
468
469    - Fixed an error when installing from source or selfupdating on Tiger with
470      an svn-based ports tree (#20760, jmr in r61302)
471
472    - Fixed an error when selfupdating as root with a prefix that is not owned
473      by root (#21010, jmr in r60798)
474
475    - Stopped uninstall from failing when files in the port image have already
476      been deleted (#22001, jmr in r59318, r59654)
477
478    - Stopped printing command output multiple times on failure (#21084,
479      jmr in r60770)
480
481    - Started showing bug reporting instructions on failure (jmr in r60770)
482
483    - Fixed a bug where 'port dmg' could create too small an image and run out
484      of space (#22404, jmr in r60260)
485
486    - Fixed a bug where reinplace could fail when running port without root
487      privileges (#20896, jmr in r59597)
488
489    - Started setting our own umask since Snow Leopard makes us inherit
490      the user's even when using sudo (#21389, jmr in r59585)
491
492Release 1.8.1 (2009-09-28 by jmr):
493
494    - Installer error messages now display properly even from the Snow Leopard
495      MacPorts dmg. (jmr in r56448)
496
497    - 'fetch.type svn' no longer requires the installation of the subversion
498      port as of Snow Leopard. (toby in r56160; raimue in r56162)
499
500    - Updated manpages and 'port help' output (ryandesign in r56472, r56473,
501      r56474; blb in r56666, r57048, r57131)
502
503    - Fixed syncing using the daily tarball. (#21034, toby in r56889)
504
505    - Fixed 'port load' (#21128, raimue in r57055)
506
507    - Improved error message when an expression on the command line does not
508      match any ports (jmr in r57026)
509
510    - Stopped recording the completion of the install phase in the
511      statefile, which led to errors if the port was uninstalled but the work
512      dir was not cleaned, and the port was then installed again.
513      (jmr/raimue in r57801, 57820)
514
515Release 1.8.0 (2009-08-28 by jmr):
516    - There is now a 'build_arch' variable, available in portfiles and
517      configurable in macports.conf, which sets the CPU architecture that
518      ports should be compiled for (when not building universal). Its default
519      is the same as that of the Apple-supplied /usr/bin/gcc.
520      (#19874, jmr in r53217,r53386,r53420,r53494,r53860,r54236)
521
522    - MacPorts base now works on and has appropriate default settings for
523      Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. (#19874, toby/mww/jkh in r38271,r40060,
524      r40836,r43976,r52397)
525     
526    - MacPorts now requires Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger or later. (Panther is not
527      just "unsupported", it really won't work.)
528
529    - The universal_sysroot and universal_target keys have been removed from
530      macports.conf. These settings are now handled automatically.
531      (toby in r52324)
532
533    - Added a 'replaced_by' portfile option. This causes upgrade to deactivate
534      the current port and install the port specified by this option. This
535      also allows ports to be renamed. Upgrade accepts a --no-replace option
536      which disables this behaviour. (#20157, jmr in r54378)
537
538    - The upgrade action now accepts --force and --enforce-variants options.
539      The former causes ports to be rebuilt even if they are not outdated, and
540      the global -f option no longer has this effect (it had too many effects
541      already). The latter causes ports to be rebuilt if the requested
542      variants do not match those installed (even if they are not outdated).
543      (#20156, jmr in r54376)
544
545    - Dependencies can be satisfied by ports that are installed but not
546      available in the ports tree (useful for testing uncommitted ports).
547      (jmr in r52075, r52160)
548
549    - Ports that are installed but not available in the ports tree no longer
550      cause an error when running commands like 'port clean installed'. They
551      are skipped and a warning is printed. (#19253, jmr in r50865)
552
553    - Selfupdate no longer disables readline support unless readline is found
554      in /usr/local, which has historically caused failures.
555      (#19035, jmr in r50868)
556
557    - Uninstalling a port that is not installed now produces an informational
558      message rather than an error. (#18984, jmr in r53709)
559
560    - Added a 'conflicts' portfile option. Conflicting ports will be detected
561      during dependency calculation. (#18794, blb/jmr in r51525)
562
563    - 'port selfupdate' now explicitly states precisely what it does. (#18512)
564
565    - Operating system and architecture information is now shown in debug
566      output. (#18435, raimue in r46669)
567
568    - Fixed a bug that could break some symlinks to man pages. (#18302)
569
570    - Switched to a more efficient algorithm for looking up port information
571      in the index, which makes many operations faster.
572      (#18259, jmr/blb in r47110)
573
574    - MacPorts base now tries to avoid using commands that come from ports, so
575      that a broken port can't break the base code. (#18149)
576
577    - Deleting all the contents of a portfile option no longer unsets the
578      option entirely. (#17865, toby in r44901)
579
580    - Removed the code that upgrades from the old DarwinPorts filesystem
581      layout. Trying to upgrade to 1.8.0+ from a version older than 1.5.0 will
582      produce an error message saying you need to install 1.7.1 first.
583      (#17619, jmr in r53260)
584
585    - port(1) now reports its version as dotted-decimal rather than floating
586      point. (#17420)
587
588    - Dependencies are now always obtained by parsing the Portfile and not
589      from the PortIndex, since the latter can't provide expanded variables
590      like $prefix which may be used in path: depspecs. (#17182)
591
592    - Newline characters in long_description can no longer cause receipt
593      corruption. (#16619, blb in r50663)
594
595    - Now unlocking the filemap when it is not in use. This allows e.g.
596      'port contents' to be run while another port instance is performing
597      installs. Note that running more than one simultaneous port instance
598      that will modify the registry can easily fail, though hopefully
599      without corrupting anything. (#16246, jmr in r51133)
600
601    - Removed some irrelevant debug output that was being printed when a port
602      failed. (#16203, jmr in r53706)
603
604    - Added new depends_fetch and depends_extract options, for dependencies
605      that are needed to fetch or extract the port, respectively.
606      (#15161, jmr in r51780)
607
608    - Packages (including the one for MacPorts base) now correctly indicate
609      that they can only be installed on the root volume.
610      (#14809, jmr in r53250)
611
612    - Using an alternative fetch or extract type now adds appropriate
613      dependencies automatically, e.g. 'use_zip yes' adds a dep on unzip, and
614      'fetch.type svn' adds a dep on subversion. (#13981, jmr in r43782)
615
616    - port(1) should now exit with an appropriate status code when an error is
617      encountered. Use the -p option to continue despite errors.
618      (#13918, jmr in r53704)
619
620    - Proxy information can now be obtained from System Preferences and from
621      macports.conf. The older method using environment variables no longer
622      works out of the box on Leopard due to changes that Apple made to the
623      default /etc/sudoers. (#13158, blb in r47194)
624
625    - Improved handling of malformed variant definitions.
626      (#12596, jmr in r50719, r50721)
627
628    - Cope a little better with missing receipt files. (#19540, jmr in r51138)
629
630    - Fixed a major memory leak in the filemap code.
631      (#12022, pguyot in r51419)
632
633    - Improved the logic for determining whether phases can be skipped. This
634      fixes the specific problems of being unable to build packages of ports
635      that are installed, port not running specific phases (e.g. build)
636      when told to if the port is installed, and inactive dependencies being
637      rebuilt instead of simply activated. (#10881, #16260, jmr in r50490)
638
639    - When archive mode is enabled, ports will no longer be rebuilt if an
640      archive is available. (#10785, jmr in r50416)
641
642    - Activating a port will now first deactivate any other version of the
643      same port that is already active. (#10571, jmr in r53711)
644
645    - Added a 'license' portfile option, which is displayed in 'port info'
646      output. (#7493, jmr in r50801)
647
648    - port lint recognizes new top-level category php (#19329, ryandesign)
649
650    - Do not print header lines when the quiet option -q is set
651      (raimue in r48558)
652
653    - svn.tag is deprecated, use svn.revision instead (raimue in r48222-48223)
654
655    - port -i option has been removed (blb in r48218)
656
657    - ui_warn logs to stderr instead of stdout (raimue in r48217)
658
659    - Remove --pretend option for port selfupdate, use global dry-run option
660      instead (raimue in r48125)
661
662    - port(1) option -y for dry-run (#11892, gwhitney/jmr in r43726)
663
664    - New pseudo-port 'obsolete' to identify ports which are installed but no
665      longer in the PortIndex (raimue in r47253)
666
667    - MacPorts can now perform fetch, extract, patch, configure and build in a
668      user rather than system owned location. By default, this is
669      ~/.macports/opt. This allows MacPorts to do all but the install of the
670      port without root privileges. (gsoc08-privileges)
671
672    - MacPorts can now automatically drop privileges so as to avoid running as
673      root whenever possible. To enable this, pass the desired user to run as
674      to configure with the --with-macports-user option. (gsoc08-privileges)
675
676    - The Portfile format has a number of new boolean attributes to indicate
677      when an action should or should not be run with root privileges:
678      'patch.asroot', 'build.asroot', 'configure.asroot', 'destroot.asroot',
679      and 'install.asroot'. The default for all is "no". If the prefix folder
680      (by default /opt/local) is not writable, MacPorts will attempt to
681      elevate privileges to root for the install phase. (gsoc08-privileges)
682
683    - A "make group" command has been added to the Makefile and a
684      "--with-shared-directory" switch to the configure script. Running "make
685      group" will create a macports group. "--with-shared-directory" will let
686      let the group specified by "--with-install-group" have full read write
687      access to the /opt/local hierarchy. This will allow users who are
688      members of the new macports group to have full write permissions to
689      /opt/local and its subfolders, and hence to install ports which only
690      affect that hierarchy without requiring root privileges.
691      (gsoc08-privileges)
692
693    - A switch called "--with-no-root-privileges" has been added for use by
694      user installing MacPorts for their own use only. An example configure
695      command would be "./configure
696      --prefix=/Users/{your-user-name-here}/.macports/opt
697      --with-no-root-privileges" (gsoc08-privileges)
698
699    - Add several new options to port search, looks in name and description by
700      default (#15434, raimue)
701
702    - Add xpkg package type, xar-based format with XML. (afb)
703
704    - Split portpkg creation out from portsubmit phase. (afb)
705
706    - Make dependencies displayed in port info respect variants
707      specified in variants.conf; collapse port deps to be an alias
708      for port info with appropriate flags. Note this changes output
709      format of port deps somewhat.  (#11891, gwhitney in r44340)
710
711    - Make dependencies in port upgrade respect variants as specified
712      (in order of precedence) on command line, latest installed
713      version, or variants.conf .  (#8221, gwhitney in r44362)
714
715    - Add select action, which integrates *_select tools into port.
716      (#17477, perry)
717
718    - The variants action additionally shows default variants, conflicting
719      variants and variants' dependencies. (#14178, #15628, perry)
720
721    - Implicit variants (e.g., darwin) can no longer be explicitly
722      set/unset. (#12563, perry in r46938, jmr in r53371)
723
724Release 1.7.1 (2009-03-28 by raimue):
725    - Trailing slashes are stripped from the prefix passed to configure, which
726      prevents incorrect mtree violation warnings. (#13789)
727
728    - Fix freshmeat-based livecheck (#18887)
729
730    - Fix issue on direct-mode installs where checking for installed ports
731      wasn't properly looking (it only matched for revision 0 and no
732      variants) (#17762)
733
734    - Add new "use_7z yes" port option to allow distfiles in 7z format
735      (#18521, ryandesign)
736
737    - port lint no longer requires variable master_sites if the port has no
738      distfiles (#18479, ryandesign)
739
740    - Upgrade will no longer accept ports that are not installed (but it still
741      installs new ports as dependencies if needed). In particular, this means
742      that "port upgrade all" will no longer proceed to install every
743      available port. (jmr in r46052)
744
745    - Add mkdtemp Tcl command to create temporary directories. (#17181, perry)
746
747    - Add 'apple-gcc-4.2' option to configure.compiler (#18426, ryandesign)
748
749    - Create ${applications_dir} and ${frameworks_dir} in destroot
750      automatically (r45614, raimue)
751
752    - Make the postflight procedure a bit smarter about which login files
753      to update for bash and tcsh (#17588)
754
755    - Add error messages to package installers when the wrong OS package
756      is being installed (#13141)
757
758Release 1.7.0 (2008-12-13 by blb):
759    - Global variant descriptions using variant_descriptions.conf in the new
760      resources directory in the ports tree (#14482, raimue)
761
762    - Move port resources into the ports tree (#14553, raimue and blb)
763
764    - Improve error message when "upgrade outdated" is used (#12288)
765
766    - Properly handle ports whose version evaluates to 0 (#16740, ryandesign)
767
768    - PortIndex is now regenerated atomically (#16234, blb & ryandesign)
769
770    - Improve upon 'port lint' usage by not being too overbearing unless
771      --nitpick is used (#14799)
772
773    - Fix reinplace when the filename contains spaces (#17098, ryandesign)
774
775    - Fix python port group issues (#15226)
776
777    - Make sure global variants (from variants.conf) are applied to all
778      phases (#11897)
779
780    - Allow configuring --without-objc-runtime --without-objc-foundation,
781      for building on platforms without Foundation like +puredarwin (r41015)
782
783    - Changes in loading of configuration files. Currently the global
784      configuration file is loaded first, then user defined one (if present),
785      PORTSRC environment variable is loaded last. Last defined value is used
786      for each configuration option. (#16329, contributed by Adam Byrtek)
787
788    - Ruby port group now accepts a new (optional) last parameter for the
789      ruby.setup command, "implementation". It is "ruby" by default, and
790      can be set to "ruby19". It names the ruby-implementing port, and can
791      possibly support still other rubys in the future. (#15912, febeling
792      in r38683)
793
794    - Don't use build.nice for complex build.cmd commands (#16091)
795
796    - The buildmakejobs setting now also affects ports using the scons build
797      system, so now scons-based ports can be built in parallel too. Previously
798      only automake-based ports were supported. (ryandesign in r38556)
799
800    - User-supplied port names are now treated in a fully case-insensitive
801      manner. This fixes a bug where giving the name with incorrect case when
802      deactivating/uninstalling would cause all the port's files to be left
803      behind. (#11759, jmr/raimue in r37349, r37621)
804
805    - The non-verbose output for the build phase no longer shows what target
806      was used. This makes the build phase consistent with the other phases
807      which also do not show details. If details are desired, the debug or
808      verbose switches should be used. (#15881, raimue/ryandesign in r38315)
809
810    - Make missing sed extended regexp (for reinplace -E) into a runtime error.
811      (#15577, afb in r37501)
812
813    - More helpful strings for 'port help' (needs more work #15467, raimue)
814
815    - Command line options are checked if the command accepts it before
816      running (raimue)
817
818    - We now have a mirror of (almost) all distfiles at distfiles.macports.org,
819      and it is automatically appended to master_sites and patch_sites (#15456,
820      jmr in r37217, r37255)
821
822    - port search looks now in name, description and long_description for the
823      search pattern and prints the list sorted (#15434, raimue in r37119,
824      r37121)
825
826    - Stopped 'port -R upgrade' from processing more ports than it should, and
827      from processing ports multiple times. (#10827, jmr in r37046)
828
829    - Don't include build.nice and build.jobs in destroot.cmd (#15295)
830
831    - The default universal variant is no longer added when we know it won't
832      work. (#12170, jmr in r36764)
833
834    - During upgrade, if the latest installed version of a port is not active,
835      the currently active version (if any) is now deactivated before trying
836      to activate the latest version. (#12013, jmr in r36762)
837
838    - A port with dependents can now be removed without forcing iff it is
839      inactive and there is at least one other version of the same port
840      installed (#11501, jmr in r36747)
841
842    - Duplicate entries can no longer build up in the dependency map (#8763,
843      jmr in r36745)
844
845    - In image mode, dependencies are no longer treated as being satisfied
846      when the satisfying port is not active (#7361, jmr in r36735)
847
848    - Fixed a bug where upgrade could create too many nested subdirectories
849      in distpath, archive.destpath and unarchive.srcpath (#11971, jmr in
850      r36679, r36687, r36688)
851
852    - Declaring a dependency on a nonexistent port now always causes an error
853      (#10768, jmr in r36648)
854
855    - Explicitly use unsetenv(3) on all environment variables (#13930, #16010,
856      #16233)
857
858    - Make the included tclthread compile on Leopard if configured (#13495)
859
860    - Allow distfiles to be disk images with "use_dmg yes" port option (#13509,
861      ryandesign in r36708)
862
863    - ruby.setup now takes a type 'fetch' to just fetch/extract (eridius in r35773)
864
865    - Fetch now prefers mirrors with lower ping times (#14891, jmr in r35748,
866      r35806, r35808)
867
868    - Fetching of daily snapshot tarballs of the ports tree as an alternative to rsync
869      (raimue in r35647, r35648)
870
871    - port uninstall now takes --follow-dependents to uninstall all dependents
872      (#14637, eridius/raimue in r34977, r35042, r36160)
873
874    - New fetch.type git (#14232, eridius in r34875)
875
876    - fixed "port mdmg" getting block size wrong for the disk image (#13968, afb in r34844)
877
878    - always set MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET, to avoid bugs with older glibtool (afb in r34541)
879
880    - port lint now checks all dependencies so that the ports actually exist (#14380)
881
882    - added target_state to avoid the need for privileges for lint/livecheck (#13458)
883
884    - Overhauled output for port info/deps/dependents/search (raimue in
885      r34354, r34371, r34391, r34395, r34402, r34420)
886
887    - Revert the default +universal MDT/SDK to 10.4/10.4u on Tiger and 10.5/10.5 on Leopard
888
889    - port lint shouldn't require variable master_sites for fetch.type != standard (#14377)
890
891    - Add "tcldoc" documentation comments and "tcldox" Doxyfile for doxygen (#12048)
892
893    - Add --pretend and --nosync flags to selfupdate (raimue in r33938, r33939,
894      r33940, r33941)
895
896    - Work around autoconf X11 detection bugs on darwin (afb in r33717)
897
898    - Fix bugs with X11 lib detection on Leopard (#14089, afb in r33716)
899
900    - Add configure.{optflags,m32,m64,march,mtune} (afb in r33503, r33599)
901
902    - Add applications_dir and frameworks_dir configuration (r33499, r33722)
903
904    - Remove some hardcoded paths (such as /usr/X11R6, /usr/bin/install) (afb in r33501, r33619, r33620)
905
906    - Add configure.{universal_target,universal_sysroot,universal_archs} (afb in r33478).
907
908    - Change default +universal platform back to: 10.4/10.4u.sdk/i386 ppc (r33087, r33107).
909
910    - Add `port platform` info action that outputs current platform (#12302, afb in r32724).
911
912    - Enable 64 bit environment, ppc64 x86_64, for all +universal builds (mww in r32194).
913
914    - Add 'merge' function for merging multiple (single arch) destroots into one (universal)
915      destroot (mww in r31954).
916
917    - If checksum is mismatched, and in verbose mode, present a corrected pre-fabricated checksum statement
918      to make it easy to update a port (jberry in r32441).
919
920    - Fixed the "Error: Unable to open port: invalid command name "ui_prefix"" runtime error on Panther
921      (eridius in r32525).
922
923    - Fixed the "Error: Unable to open port: invalid command name "ui_channels"" runtime error on Panther
924      (eridius in r32514).
925
926    - "port lint" now recognizes non-canonical modelines (afb in r32480).
927
928    - "configure.pipe" is now hackable from Portfiles (afb in r32430).
929
930    - MacPorts no longer installs the "base/config/mp_version" file, as the release version is now stored
931      internally in $macports::autoconf::macports_version (jmpp in r32353).
932
933    - Bail out with a suitable message if the requested port is not installed when polling its dependents
934      (jmpp in r32336).
935
936    - Fixed a Panther build failure due to missing sqlite headers (jmpp in r32212).
937
938    - Fixed a build failure by passing the base/src/cregistry/cregistry.a archive through ranlib (jmpp in r32105).
939
940
941Release 1.6.0 (16-December-2007 by jmpp):
942
943    - Revamped the postflight script that is run by Installer.app with our pkg installer to gracefully
944      handle the addition of PATH, MANPATH and DISPLAY environment variables separately, if needed.
945      Read http://guide.macports.org/#installing.binary.postflight.details for more information
946      (jmpp in many commits directly on the release_1_6 branch).
947
948    - Remove LD_PREBIND & LD_PREBIND_ALLOW_OVERLAP variables from MacPorts' environment to prevent
949      prebinding of binaries, which can be harmful on Tiger and above (#13436, mww in r31786).
950
951    - Add 'gcc-4.2' option to the configure.compiler Portfile command (mww in r31891).
952
953    - Flush port(1) output channel after issuing prompt, when readline is not
954      available, to ensure prompt is displayed at proper time. (jberry r31338).
955
956    - readline is now disabled by default, in order to avoid support issues.
957      use --enable-readine parameter to configure to enable support for readine.
958      (#10651, jberry in r31139, r31140).
959
960    - daemondo now monitors kevents for the death of the daemon process, which means that it
961      now detects the death of processes (even those that aren't direct child processes)
962      much more reliably. Plus other daemondo logging and doc cleanups.
963      (jberry in r30313,r30332,r30333,r30334,r30335,r30364).
964
965    - dramatic speedup to file, dir, url, work actions (jberry in r31056)
966
967    - add option "extract.mkdir [no|yes]" for distfiles that would pollute ${workpath} with
968      multiple files (mww in r31028)
969
970    - add optional configure.pipe output (afb in r29604 & r30824)
971
972    - add "startupitem_type none" macports.conf configuration option (#12743, afb in r30823)
973
974    - add configure.[awk|bison|pkg_config|pkg_config_path] (r30761)
975
976    - Auto-mode for number of parallel build threads (if number of jobs is set to "0") (r30739)
977
978    - Add option use_parallel_build [yes|no] to declare if a port can be built in parallel (r30714).
979
980    - New SourceForge.jp mirrors list (r30484).
981
982    - Display warnings when using old versions of Mac OS X and Xcode Tools
983      (#12794, afb in r30338 & r30477)
984
985    - Remove configure.macosx_deployment_target, add global macosx_deployment_target
986      (eridius in r30396).
987
988    - add support for LZMA compression, for making .tlz archives (afb in r30307)
989
990    - add configure.[perl|python|ruby] for interpreters, .install for avoiding breakage
991      due to coreutils, .libs
992
993    - added startupitem.netchange boolean flag (#12931, N_Ox in r30086).
994
995    - added generic GNU livecheck (N_Ox in r29812).
996
997    - fixed bug where all .mpkg packages were missing their welcome page (afb in r29517)
998
999    - better defaults for implicit ui_channels behaviour (eridius in r29498).
1000
1001    - prevent creating PKG packages with /etc or /var or /tmp (#2102, afb in r29445)
1002
1003    - add optional configure.ccache and configure.distcc filters (#5390, afb in r29438)
1004
1005    - Explicitly sort fs-traverse so it behaves predictably on Linux systems
1006      (#12622, eridius in r29412).
1007
1008    - add configure.objc/objcflags for Objective-C
1009
1010    - add optional build.nice (0) and build.jobs (1) modifiers (afb in r28634 & r28673)
1011
1012    - make tclobjc1.0 compile with GNUstep and NXConstantString class (afb in r28668)
1013
1014    - fix bsdmake/gnumake defaults for FreeBSD and Linux platforms (afb in r28660)
1015
1016    - port lint command, for Portfile verification (#463, afb in r28170)
1017
1018    - add configure.macosx_deployment_target for configure flags
1019
1020    - add configure.javac/classpath for Java
1021
1022    - add configure.fflags/fcflags/f90flags for Fortran flags
1023
1024    - Mark "python" group code as deprecated
1025
1026    - Add group code for Python 3.0
1027
1028    - Add more compiler suites for the 'configure.compiler' option
1029
1030    - `port variants` behaves like `port info` in that it parses the Portfile for up-to-date info.
1031      `port variants` also supports the --index flag (eridius in r27919).
1032
1033    - Fix upgrade to properly handle installed versions beginning with letters (eridius in r27900).
1034
1035    - Chris Pickel's GSoC2007 work: registry2.0 & cregistry (mainly r27518 & r27520)
1036
1037    - Eugene Pimenov's GSoC2007 work: Trace lib on unix sockets (r26682).
1038
1039    - Elias Pipping's GSoC2007 work: merge.rb on his personal /users/pipping svn dir.
1040
1041
1042Release 1.5.2 (15-August-2007 at branches/release_1_5's r27896, by jmpp):
1043
1044    - Fix mtree checks which inaccurately complained about files in /Applications, /Library & /Developer;
1045      mtree checks now also warn the user if a port indicates an intended violation and errors are
1046      temporarily non-fatal (mww & eridius in r27709, r27710, r27719, r27720 & r27773).
1047
1048
1049Release 1.5.1 (11-August-2007 at branches/release_1_5/base's r27646, by jmpp):
1050
1051    - Remove sed rules taking care of dp based comments in the macports.conf file from the upgrade target in base/Makefile.in,
1052      they were causing problems for people with /opt/dports or similar prefixes (jmpp in r27618).
1053
1054    - Facelift to the PortIndex2MySQL.tcl script to make it selfcontained and work with the new macports1.0 api to
1055      generate SQL statements with information extracted from Portfiles (jmpp in r27415).
1056
1057    - Always print the livecheck regex in debug mode, not only when it fails (ryandesign in r27379).
1058
1059    - Detect some mtree violations within ${prefix}. Test can be overriden by "destroot.violate_mtree yes" in a Portfile
1060      (mww in r27199).
1061
1062    - Fix version comparison in MacPorts initialization to properly detect Tcl versions 8.4.7 and later (sfiera in r27127).
1063
1064    - Fix double de-escaping of livecheck.regex inadvertently introduced in r26041 (eridius in r27079).
1065
1066    - Added new Portfile options to the configure stage for selecting compiler(s) (mww in r27018, r27021, r27022 and r27053)
1067
1068    - New logic in the upgrade target to account for cases where the old and new versions consist of different
1069      numbers of segments (sfiera in r26921).
1070
1071    - Remove dead OpenDarwin mirrors from our mirrors list (jmpp in r26903)
1072
1073    - New tests for violations of common directory structure (and option to override them for special cases)
1074
1075    - Added new variable ${os.major} that contains the Darwin major version (eridius r26693, ticket #12224).
1076
1077
1078Release 1.5.0 (09-July-2007 tagged at r26818 by jmpp):
1079
1080    - Many documentation updates and improvements, mostly thanks to Maun Suang and Brian
1081      Campbell who both started work on both improving our man pages and reviving the
1082      long forgotten MacPorts official guide, now nightly regen'd on an automated basis
1083      and hosted at a temporary location, http://geeklair.net/macports_guide/, all
1084      thanks to Daniel J. Luke (dluke).
1085
1086    - Improve built-in "daemondo" program logging (jberry r26537 & r26569).
1087
1088    - rpm target now knows how to also build universal packages if requested (afb r26470).
1089
1090    - The "rpmpackage" target was renamed to "rpm", and a new target "srpm" added
1091      that allows packaging a Portfile (and files/distfiles) up as a source package.
1092      Upgraded RPM to version 4.4.9 and changed OpenDarwin/DarwinPorts to MacPorts.
1093      The default build location is now ${prefix}/src/macports instead of ${prefix}/src/apple
1094      (jmpp & afb in r26465, r26496, r26536, r26543).
1095
1096    - Fixed a potential crasher in the delete command (ticket #12149, eridius r26397).
1097
1098    - 'port delete --work' now removes $portbuiltpath instead of $workpath, effectively prunning
1099      empty dirs that up until now were left behind in the build directory (jmpp r26394).
1100
1101    - gnustep portgroup for gnustep-make-2.0 (yves r26266).
1102
1103    - Adding backwards compatibility glue for clients of the public (darwin|mac)ports1.0 API
1104      that use now deprecated procs naming (DarwinPorts namespace) (jmpp r26392).
1105
1106    - Merged the dp2mp-move branch into trunk to finally move away from all
1107      DarwinPorts related strings and conventions both internally and externally,
1108      implying big changes in MacPorts pathnames with respect to user visible stuff.
1109      Read http://trac.macports.org/projects/macports/wiki/MacPortsRenaming and
1110      http://trac.macports.org/projects/macports/log/branches/dp2mp-move/base for
1111      more full details and information (jmpp r26177).
1112
1113    - Fix livecheck to properly de-escape livecheck.url (eridius r26041).
1114
1115    - Add warning when it looks like PortIndex file is corrupt (eridius r26040).
1116
1117    - Make portindex use stderr for errors (eridius r26038, ticket #11585).
1118
1119    - Fix port variants calculation to properly account for negated variants and
1120      to detect problems between required and negated variants
1121      (ticket #11920, eridius r26036, patch by gwhitney).
1122
1123    - Add global methods lpush, lpop, lshift, and lunshift. Works similar to
1124      lappend (in fact lpush is just lappend) and do what they sound like.
1125      Also add ldindex. Works like lindex, but deletes the element from the list.
1126      Documented in portfile.7 (eridius r26034).
1127
1128    - Add global methods try and throw. Implemented based on the specification
1129      in TIP #89. Documented in portfile.7 (eridius r25979).
1130
1131    - Handle encodings properly now. All Portfiles and .conf files are assumed
1132      to be utf-8, and reading them or calling portindex(1) should now work
1133      the same on all locales (ticket #11978, eridius r25975).
1134
1135    - Add support for decoding of obscured maintainer addresses.
1136      We support two types of obscured addresses in Portfile maintainers field:
1137         (1) username ==> implies username@macports.org
1138         (2) subdomain.tld:username ==> implies username@subdomain.tld
1139      These are unobscured by port info, and by port submit during the submission process,
1140      but are left obscured in the Portfile to avoid accidental disclosure.
1141      (jberry r25795).
1142
1143    - Update port.1 to reflect what "port dependents" really does (markd r25787, ticket #11898).
1144
1145    - Distinguish a pseudo portname that evaluates to nothing from no arguments at all,
1146      improving behavior of 'installed', 'active', 'list', and 'search' pseudo portnames.
1147      (jberry in r25789, ticket #10674).
1148
1149    - Bugfix startup item generation so that launchd.plists are disabled
1150      by default, as we claim they are in our documentation. (jberry r25785).
1151
1152    - Update adduser/addgroup to use dscl instead of niutil. Also add support
1153      for realname key in addgroup (ticket #11012, eridius r25586).
1154
1155    - Make a correction to port(1)'s determination of whether or not a port has
1156      been updated by making it compare ${version} and then ${revision} rather
1157      than a single comparison of the compound ${version}_${revision}; the
1158      latter reports 2.01_2 to be newer than 2.01.01a25_0 because, at the fifth
1159      character, `_' comes after `.' in ASCII lexicographic order.
1160      (boeyms in r25310)
1161
1162Release 1.4.42 (17-May-2007 tagged at r25296 by jberry):
1163
1164    - Fix reinplace, broken in 1.4.41 (eridius r25285).
1165
1166Release 1.4.41 (16-May-2007 tagged at r25266 by jberry):
1167
1168    - `port info` now supports new --index flag for using old behaviour (eridius r25256).
1169
1170    - `port info` now opens the Portfile and displays up-to-date information.
1171      This allows information about variants to be displayed (e.g. dependencies).
1172      Also allow `port info` to default to current directory if no name is provided
1173      (eridius r25255).
1174
1175    - Add -E flag to reinplace, does the same thing as in sed (eridius r25251).
1176
1177    - Add support for [nosync] flag in sources.conf to prevent a source from syncing
1178      during a `port sync` or `port selfupdate` (eridius r25236).
1179      Example: file:///Users/landonf/misc/MacPorts/dports [nosync]
1180
1181    - Updating a file: source via svn update during port sync now uses the uid/gid
1182      of the owner of the working copy (eridius r25142).
1183
1184    - Make port(1) convert description and long_description from lists to
1185      strings before printing to stdout; this enables the proper printing of
1186      semi-colons, brackets and other characters by way of Tcl escape sequences.
1187      The exceptions to this are the sequences for newline and carriage return
1188      (these break the flatfile PortIndex format by introducing line breaks).
1189      (boeyms r25110)
1190
1191    - Evaluate variants at dportopen instead of dportexec. This ensures that
1192      the portfile represents the proper information if queried before targets
1193      are executed. It also prevents variants from being executed twice if multiple
1194      targets are executed separately on the portfile (ticket #11296, eridius r25033).
1195
1196    - Fix copy and move commands (eridius r25024).
1197
1198    - Passing multiple arguments to $option-delete now works as expected
1199      (ticket #11929, eridius r25006).
1200
1201    - fs-traverse no longer follows symlinks specified on the root. This fixes
1202      the incorrect behaviour of delete seen in #11862 (eridius r25003).
1203
1204    - Remove bundled xar. (jberry r24913).
1205
1206    - Tighten checking of port name in depspecs. neither + nor / is allowed.
1207      (jberry r24929, r24934, r24940).
1208
1209    - Restore ability for portindex lines to contain carriage returns, allowing
1210      fields such as descriptions to contain line breaks. Note that any portindex
1211      containing such entries will not be readable by a recent version of macports.
1212      (jberry r25146)
1213
1214    - Add support for descriptions on variants:
1215         * The syntax follows the syntax for variant depends, etc.
1216         * Descriptions for variants are entirely optional
1217         * The change to the portindex format to allow variant descriptions
1218           should be backwards compatible. Variant descriptions are stored,
1219           keyed by the variant name, in a new portinfo array named "variant_desc".
1220
1221        Example:
1222
1223            variant myvariant description "This variant does this and that" {
1224                configure.args-append   --do-this --do-that
1225            }
1226
1227        (jberry r25147)
1228
1229    - Only look for, or create, ~/.macports user directory if the HOME environment
1230      variable is defined. (jberry r25177)
1231
1232
1233Release 1.4.40 (7-May-2007, tagged at r24909 by jberry):
1234
1235    - Note the bump in version naming. To leave ourselves lots of room in our versioning
1236      scheme, we've jumped from 1.4.3 to 1.4.40. The floating point represenation as
1237      reported by port version (1.440) will still be the same; we're just interpreting
1238      it differently.
1239
1240    - variable tracing now works in a much better way and handles unsets properly.
1241      Similarly, ${option}-delete now works better. Depends validation no longer
1242      attempts to validate when the variable is unset. Additionally, the validation
1243      now actually validates each depspec instead of simply finding a single spec
1244      within the list that works (ticket #11868, eridius r24678).
1245
1246    - macports infrastructure now easier to use from scripts.
1247      ui_prefix and ui_channels have default implementations, and
1248      all arguments to dportinit are now optional (ticket #11837, eridius r24460).
1249
1250    - ln now accepts combined flags (ex. ln -sf foo bar) (eridius r24452)
1251
1252    - default_variants now handles multiple values correctly (ticket #11828, eridius r24450).
1253
1254    - ln uses new symlink command so it can create symlinks that point to
1255      files that don't actually exist (eridius r24444).
1256
1257    - New bare-bones Pextlib command `symlink source target` (ticket #11840, eridius r24444).
1258
1259    - delete reimplemented using fs-traverse (eridius r24435).
1260
1261    - fs-traverse now uses the fts(3) family of functions instead of readdir/opendir.
1262      This fixes a couple behavioral oddities, and makes deleting during traversal work on 10.3
1263      (ticket #11839, eridius r24423).
1264
1265    - fs-traverse now takes a list of targets rather than a variable number of arguments
1266      (ticket #11836, eridius r24410).
1267
1268    - Fixed a potential crasher in fs-traverse when showing error message
1269      (ticket #11827, eridius r24396, thanks sfiera).
1270
1271    - Fixed a bug where livecheck failed on ports that do not define a homepage
1272      (ticket #11818, pguyot r24319).
1273
1274    - Added the downloads section of our repo to the macports mirrors list (jmpp r24278).
1275
1276    - Fixed a bug with the archive mode introduced with r23238 change (1.4.1)
1277      (pguyot r24273).
1278
1279    - Trace mode now take dependencies into account when executing the activate
1280      phase. This fixes an unwanted warning when activating ports that depend
1281      on teTeX (pguyot r24199).
1282
1283    - Support for mpwa submit through "port submit".
1284      This work is in progress. (jberry)
1285       - Expose autoconf XAR variable as portutil::autoconf::xar_path. (r24194).
1286       - Start to build portpkg.xar and meta data, hijacking Kevin's
1287         portsubmit.tcl. (r24195-24196).
1288
1289    - Revise error messages in port image activation to use syntax that
1290      matches port(1). (jberry r24543, r24548).
1291
1292    - Create new interp variable prefix_frozen, which is available to port phases
1293      even when the Portfile redefines prefix. (jberry r24848-r24849)
1294
1295    - Search for prefix-relative commands in prefix_frozen rather than prefix.
1296      Affects port submit (xar) and port fetch (svn). (jberry r24849)
1297
1298    - Always create a ~/.macports user directory if it doesn't yet exist. (jberry r24831)
1299
1300    - Move port(1) readline history file to ~/.macports/history (jberry r24832, r24843)
1301
1302Release 1.4.3 (17-Apr-2007):
1303
1304    - Fix bug in launchd support, introduced in 1.4.2. Remove remnants of
1305      launchd enable flag which caused reversion to systemstarter in 1.4.2.
1306      (jberry r24151).
1307
1308    - add functions 'backup' and 'lipo' along with some description
1309      to be used for lipo-based universal variants, tested with openssl.
1310      These functions should be considered test only for the time being,
1311      and should not yet be adopted widely by port authors.
1312      (pipping r24148).
1313
1314Release 1.4.2 (16-Apr-2007):
1315
1316    - New logic for variants overload that basically yields to listing only
1317      variant +universal on ports that redefine it (pguyot in 24100).
1318
1319    - Implement brand new fs-traverse command in Pextlib.
1320      See portfile.7 for documentation (eridius in r24079, r24080, and r24112).
1321
1322    - Add per-user preferences in ~/.macports/user.conf. This will be used
1323      for submitter information.
1324      Simplify selection of ports.conf file:
1325        - ~/.portsrc is no longer supported.
1326        - Search order for ports.conf is now:
1327            - PORTSRC
1328            - ~/.macports/ports.conf
1329            - ${prefix}/etc/ports.conf
1330          Only the first file found will be parsed and used.
1331       (jberry r24071, r24113, r24114)
1332
1333    - Improvements on livecheck: fixed a report bug, improved ruby group
1334      default behavior (pguyot in r24026 and r24018)
1335
1336    - Remove xar from the build. xar doesn't build on panther due to
1337      a libxml2 lib too old for xar requirements. We'll find another
1338      way to deal with xar, perhaps by requiring users to install the
1339      xar port when they need its services. (jberry r24107:r24108)
1340
1341    - Remove configure switch for building launchd support. (jberry r24107:r24108)
1342
1343    - Remove compatibility upgrade for conf files from
1344      darwinports 1.1 to 1.2. (jberry r24106).
1345
1346Release 1.4.1 (14-Apr-2007):
1347
1348    - Add responsive, reasonably fast http mirrors to openbsd group
1349      (pipping in r23343).
1350
1351    - Resolved ticket #11637: livecheck incorrectly assumed that
1352      master_sites was set. (pguyot in r23329).
1353
1354    - Add xar 1.4 into the build of MacPorts base. xar is now installed
1355      into /opt/local/, which will conflict with anybody who has the xar
1356      port installed. (jberry in r23687).
1357
1358    - Add -I${prefix}/include -L${prefix}/lib to the default configure
1359      flags (pguyot in r23246 and r23291).
1360
1361    - New options for configure flags (C|CPP|CXX|LD)FLAGS and logic to
1362      handle that and backward compatibility (pguyot in r23098, r23125,
1363      r23238, r23248 and r23249).
1364
1365    - "port sync" now updates svn repos too (eridius in r22784).
1366
1367    - Default +universal variant for configure-based ports (pguyot in
1368      r22313).
1369
1370    - Fixed use of master_site in livecheck, added support for
1371      code.google.com checks, made the up to date message info (instead of
1372      debug) and improved debugging output with livecheck (eridius in
1373      r23888, r23889, r23890, r23894; pguyot in 23660)
1374
1375    - Fixed a bug where running port test would not install dependencies
1376      when required. (pguyot in r23700)
1377
1378    - New ruby portgroup option to specify the name of the module for
1379      gem-based ports. (pguyot in 23659)
1380
1381    - New fetch option to ignore the SSL certificate when fetching from
1382      a secure site (default is to not ignore it). (pguyot in r23242)
1383
1384    - Bugfix #11720. Fixes for variants.conf functionality. (jberry in
1385      r23967)
1386
1387
1388Release 1.4 (26-March-2007):
1389
1390    - New gnupg mirrors list and general cleanups to varios other lists (pipping in r22979 through r22982,
1391      r22999, r23000 & r23037).
1392
1393    - Python 2.4 & Python 2.5 group code now offer a "python.include" variable (mww in r22914 & r22953).
1394
1395    - Resolved ticket #7563: The Pextlib curl command now sends a user agent, set to
1396      "MacPorts libcurl/[libcurl version]" (eridius in r22771).
1397
1398    - Resolved ticket #11417: No longer touch the dep map file when opening it for reading (eridius in r22769).
1399
1400    - Archivemode now supports both tbz2 & tbz binary archives naming variations (jmpp in r22584).
1401
1402    - Add new alias 'registry_active' for registry::active so portfiles can check if another port is
1403      installed and activated (eridius in r22304).
1404
1405    - Built-in 'find' command now always expects an expression as its first argument (jkh in r22048).
1406
1407    - with_docs variant of GNUStep PortGroup ports now installs the latex2html port by default (yves in r22014).
1408
1409    - Add new 'touch' & 'ln' portfile writing commands, their usage being similar to their BSD equivalents,
1410      along with 'move' and 'copy' shorthands for TCL's "file rename/copy" calls (eridius in r22007).
1411
1412    - Fix a dangerous bug in parsing filenames with spaces in the 'delete' command, while reworking it
1413      to no longer be a plain 'system "rm -rf <path>"' call (eridius in r22007).
1414
1415    - Checksum phase no longer deletes distfiles upon checksums mistmatch, eliminating "file not found"
1416      errors when a second run is attempted, thus making the need for a "port clean --dist" call more
1417      explicit before continuing (eridius in r21967).
1418
1419    - Stating an empty key value in a Portfile now correctly clears it, as expected (eridius in r21950 & r21951).
1420
1421    - Documentation updates to the ports.conf.5 and portfile.7 man pages (markd, jmpp and others I may
1422      be forgetting, sorry 'bout that, in r21998, referencing tickets #4905, #6880 & #10840).
1423
1424    - /Applications/DarwinPorts --> /Applications/MacPorts migration in base for aqua ports
1425      (rhwood in r21852 and r21853, but other commits to this effect were also applied to trunk/dports)
1426
1427    - New SourceForge mirrors redirector and a few fallback geographically distributed hardcoded ones
1428      to prevent disaster from happening, as suggested by Ross Turk (jkh in r21143 & jmpp in r21768).
1429
1430    - GNUStep PortGroup improvements and full documentation in portgroup.7 (yves in r21764).
1431
1432    - Xcode GroupCode improvements to ensure builds always take place inside the work dir (eridius in r21762).
1433
1434    - New 'macports' mirrors list, with entries pointing to svn's /distfiles/<user> &
1435      /distfiles/general directories in our repo (eridius & jmpp in r21621).
1436
1437    - Iterate in darwinports_fastload using glob instead of hardcoding the library names (eridius in r21585).
1438
1439    - New Python 2.5 GroupCode (mww in r21451).
1440
1441    - Set upgrade.target back to archive (from unarchive) (dluke in r21110).
1442
1443    - rubyforge_gem fetch method for the Ruby PortGroup & livecheck support
1444      (pguyot in r20544 & r20834, respectively).
1445
1446    - Resolved ticket #10843 (and probably #8229): initialize the portinfo array each time to improve
1447      'port deps' and 'port variats' output (jberry in r19992).
1448
1449    - Resolved ticket #10766: improve error when no current port is available (jberry in r19665).
1450
1451    - Resolved ticket #8723: better messages for port outdated (jberry in r19664).
1452
1453
1454Release 1.3.2 (9-Aug-2006):
1455
1456    - Fixed a bug that prevented operation of port ed with some editors.
1457      The env wasn't being properly restored for the editor. (jberry)
1458
1459    - Fixed a bug in the creation of the portf symlink. (jmpp)
1460
1461    - Fixed a bug where port upgrade -uf fails because of the dirty upgrade
1462      code. (pguyot)
1463
1464    - Port no longer warns when a shared distfile directory is emptied by a
1465      clean --dist or clean --all, it now prunes the directory instead. (pguyot)
1466
1467    - Gem method of ruby portgroup now destroots from the worksrcdir, thus
1468      avoiding an unnecessary warning with -t. (pguyot)
1469
1470    - Tell ld to look into /usr/local/lib when building port. This solves a
1471      problem occurring when a newer version of readline is installed in
1472      /usr/local. (pguyot)
1473
1474    - Added gnustep portgroup support. (Bugzilla #8139) (yves)
1475
1476    - Avoid sending Pragma: no cache when fetching files. (Bugzilla #8669)
1477      (josh_root, blb)
1478
1479    - Changed Makefile logic to reconfigure/regenerate files when templates
1480      are modified. (pguyot)
1481
1482    - Trace now forbids renaming files and directories as well as removing
1483      directories outside the sandbox. (pguyot)
1484
1485    - Allow additional inserted libraries by keeping DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES
1486      variable. (pguyot)
1487
1488    - Change some UI strings and documentation to read MacPorts, rather than
1489      DarwinPorts. The project is adopting the new name "MacPorts", and will
1490      be using the macports.org domain in the future.
1491
1492Release 1.3.1 (31-Jul-2006):
1493
1494    - Fixed a bug in livecheck sourceforge guess algorithm. (pguyot)
1495
1496    - Fixed an incompatibility of darwintrace.c with MacOS X 10.3. Darwintrace.c
1497      now also compiles on Linux. (pguyot)
1498
1499    - Fixed a bug introduced by a patch to the fetch code. Now, fetch target
1500      can really deal with patch files even if the main fetch method is CVS or
1501      SVN. (pguyot)
1502
1503    - Fixed a bug, introduced in 1.3, that prevented -f selfupdate from forcing
1504      a build of the fetched sources. (jberry)
1505
1506    - Fixed a bug, introduced in 1.3, that prevented -u uninstall from working.
1507      (jberry)
1508
1509    - Fixed a bug in xcode portgroup. One variable used by the group conflicted
1510      with global variables in port base code. (pguyot)
1511
1512    - Added a new test case for a cvs+remote patch file bug. (pguyot)
1513
1514    - Added ruby gems support for ruby group. (rcavanaugh & pguyot)
1515
1516    - Trace now forbids creation of directories outside the sandbox. (pguyot)
1517
1518    - Additions to man page for port(1): (jberry)
1519       * new port options -F, -i, -x, -p
1520       * mention interactive and batch modes
1521       * document extensions to info command.
1522
1523    - Archive mode is now disabled by default. (landonf)
1524
1525    - The upgrade target now properly detects and uses a matching binary
1526      archive if found, an uninstall && install combination needed up till
1527      now to pick it up. (jmpp)
1528
1529Release 1.3 (27-Jul-2006):
1530
1531    - Fixed a bug where only the first word of configuration settings (in
1532      ports.conf) was processed. This bug affected the use of extra_env.
1533      (Bugzilla #9948) (pguyot)
1534
1535    - Fixed a bug where environment variables governing proxy were not
1536      capitalized properly. (blb & jberry)
1537
1538    - Fixed a bug where port outdated and port ugprade didn't work in direct
1539      mode. (Bugzilla 7719, 7721) (dluke & jberry)
1540
1541    - Fixed several problems with iteration on ports. (jberry)
1542
1543    - Fixed a bug where curl LDFLAGS weren't properly propagated. (landonf)
1544
1545    - Fixed a bug where location update routine invoked when installing DP did
1546      not take the DESTDIR variable into account. (jmpp)
1547
1548    - Fixed a bug where patchfiles specifications could not have suffixes to
1549      indicate the master site. (pguyot)
1550
1551    - Fixed spelling in port(1) man page. (Bugzilla 8103) (pjenvey & jberry)
1552
1553    - Fixed a typo and another problem in messages generated by port command.
1554      (Bugzilla 6706 & 6712) (deric & jmpp)
1555
1556    - Fixed a typo in ports.conf. (matt & jmpp)
1557
1558    - Fixed several problems with launchd support (Bugzilla 8372 & 10041)
1559      (jberry)
1560
1561    - Fixed a bug preventing the use of libmd for checksums and added an
1562      informative compilation error if libcrypto and libmd cannot be found.
1563      (landonf)
1564
1565    - Fixed a bug where thread2.6 Tcl library wasn't installed where DP is
1566      installed. (jmpp)
1567
1568    - Fixed a bug in xcode PortGroup which prevented the use of a custom
1569      project path. (pguyot)
1570
1571    - Fixed a bug in xcode PortGroup which made destroot to fail when there
1572      were spaces in the install path. (pguyot)
1573
1574    - Fixed a bug in portfetch.tcl which failed to fetch patches when using
1575      CVS or SVN. (Bugzilla 5269) (yeled)
1576
1577    - Added new command 'delete' for use in Portfiles instead of
1578      'file delete' and 'system "rm.."' (mww)
1579
1580    - Added more information to porthier(7) about ${prefix}/var/db/dports.
1581      (olegb)
1582
1583    - Updated Gnome, KDE and SourceForge mirror lists. (Bugzilla 8045, 9152)
1584      (rwhood, blb, olegb & pguyot)
1585
1586    - Check earlier if there is no Portfile in a directory (especially when
1587      iterating). (jberry)
1588
1589    - Split livecheck into distcheck and livecheck. Added two regular expression
1590      modes (one line, full file), set the default to check against freshmeat
1591      and defined the default for perl5 group. (pguyot)
1592
1593    - Discover path to rsync at autoconf time. (jberry)
1594
1595    - Mark CVS, TAR, GNUTAR, and RSYNC as additional precious variables that can
1596      be overridden in configure environment at time of configure to customize
1597      the location of these tools. Note that these tools are not found in the dp
1598      prefix, as PATH is sanitized of references to prefix. But you could
1599      override the precious variables to acheive that if you really want to
1600      shoot yourself. (jberry)
1601
1602    - Set timeouts for curl transfers.  Some connections to sketchy mirror sites
1603      can hang forever otherwise. (jkh)
1604
1605    - Shortened the time to upgrade with archive mode on by using archive as the
1606      target. (Bugzilla #7891) (dluke & jberry)
1607
1608    - Added support for sqlite 3. (jberry)
1609
1610    - Major update of the trace (-t) option (pguyot):
1611      * backported changes from darwinbuild's version of darwintrace, including
1612        several bug fixes.
1613      * cleaned up the code.
1614      * writing/creating and also unlinking a file outside allowed bounds are
1615        now blocked instead of being simply reported (previous version only
1616        reported creations).
1617      * fixed a bug where -t failed with X11 ports because ${prefix} got
1618        overwritten.
1619
1620    - Added new native commands to handle privileges chores. (jberry)
1621
1622    - Add batch/interactive mode. In interactive mode, use readline when it's available.
1623      Command and portname completion is available in interactive mode, as is readline
1624      history. (jberry) 2005-11-07,08
1625
1626        * Add new option -F <filename> which specifies a command file to be
1627          read and processed. Multiple such options may be given to provide
1628          multiple command files. If filename is "-", then stdin is read.
1629
1630        * Option -i is equivilant to -F -, which forces processing of standard
1631          input following any commands given as arguments.
1632
1633        * If port is invoked as portf, an -F is assumed as an implicit first
1634          argument (so the real first argument is taken as a command file to
1635          be processed). This should allow the use of a shebang line such as:
1636            #!/usr/bin/env portf
1637
1638        * Commands starting with # are treated as comments.
1639
1640        * Install a symbolic link /opt/local/bin/portf --> /opt/local/bin/port.
1641
1642        * New command "cd" is useful to change to a new directory/port while in
1643          interactive/batch mode.
1644
1645        * Multiple commands on a single line may be separated by a ';'
1646
1647        * Global command options may now be specified following a particular
1648          command; they will apply only to that command rather than to all
1649          command invocations. This is important for batch/interactive mode.
1650
1651    - Add new option -p, which ignores errors while processing within a command.
1652      (this subsumes some of the work that -f was previously overloaded to do).
1653      (jberry).
1654
1655    - Add new option -x, which exits immediately on errors while in batch mode (
1656      otherwise we don't exit on errors in batch mode). (jberry)
1657
1658    - Refactoring of port(1) to cast actions into distinct action procs. Adds
1659      the new action_array which is used for action dispatch, and also to generate
1660      the list of possible commands for help and command completion. (jberry)
1661
1662    - Initial version of portmirror binary to build a mirror of distfiles.
1663      (pguyot)
1664
1665    - Improvements and fixes to the tests. (pguyot)
1666
1667    - Added a new option (checksum.skip=yes) to bypass the checksum phase. This
1668      option is mostly useful on the command line to test older distfiles.
1669      (jberry)
1670
1671    - Added dependencies for rpm on virtual packages representing releases of
1672      MacOS X. (mww)
1673
1674    - Add to port the ability to query for specific meta-data fields.
1675      For instance: port info --maintainer --name category:java
1676      When specific fields are given, the legacy generalized info is not presented, and vis-versa.
1677      By default, the fields for each port are listed one-per-line, with a field label
1678      in front of each. (The field label is omitted if the global -q option is given).
1679      If the --line option is given, the fields are presented on one line, tab separated,
1680      and with no field label: port info --name --maintainer --line tomcat5 apache2
1681      Field names are those from the PortIndex, plus some convenience versions of
1682      those: (such as allowing category instead of categories).
1683      Fields which are actually lists (such as depends_lib) are displayed comma-separated.
1684      (jberry) 2006-02-16
1685
1686Release 1.2.1 (10-Apr-2006):
1687
1688    - Changes to darwinports build infrastructure to allow for build of
1689      the darwinports infrastructure as a multiarchitecture binary.
1690      This allows darwinports to be built as fat, but does nothing to
1691      allow ports themselves to be built as fat. To build darwinports
1692      fat, configure as follows:
1693        ./configure CFLAGS='-arch ppc -arch i386' SHLIB_LDFLAGS='-arch ppc -arch i386'
1694                                        backported from HEAD (jberry)
1695
1696    - Add a hack in order attempt to detect when a sourceforge mirror
1697      is actually returning an error page. If this is detected, proceed
1698      to the next mirror.               backported from HEAD (jberry)
1699
1700Release 1.2 (14-Dec-2005):
1701
1702    - Syntax change to disambiguate uses of the port's version on the command
1703      line, when coupled with new changes to accept multiple ports.
1704      The port version must now always be prefixed with an @. Example:
1705        port uninstall vim @1.0
1706      This probably only affects uninstall and activate, both of which
1707      require a version if there are multiple versions installed.
1708
1709    - gzip-compress manpages that are in the share/man/cat? directories during
1710      destroot, too. (mww)
1711
1712    - Enhance port command such that targets that require a port to be
1713      specified will now all default to a port in current directory. (jberry)
1714
1715    - Enhance port command to allow multiple ports per invocation.
1716      Where previously one said "port install porta; port install portb",
1717      one can now say "port install porta portb". (jberry)
1718
1719    - Enhance port command to allow use of shell-like glob patterns for
1720      port selection. When a glob pattern is found, the group of ports
1721      matching the glob pattern is substituted. (jberry)
1722
1723    - Enhance port command to allow use of "pseudo" portnames to specify
1724      groups of ports.
1725      When one of these pseudo portnames is specified on the command line,
1726      the corresponding group of ports is substituted.
1727
1728      Currently defined pseudo portnames are:
1729        current, all, installed, uninstalled, active, inactive, outdated.
1730
1731      Additional pseudo portnames can be used to select ports based on a
1732      regex pattern match against certain criteria. Each port selector is
1733      a name, followed by a colon, followed by the desired regex pattern.
1734      The selectors are:
1735      variants:, variant:, description:, portdir:, homepage:, epoch:,
1736      platforms:, platform:, name:, long_description:, maintainers:, maintainer:,
1737      categories:, category:, version:, and revision: (jberry)
1738
1739    - Enhance port command to allow use of set expressions to combine
1740      ports or groups of ports.
1741      Supported operators are "and", "or", "not", "!", "(", ")". (jberry)
1742
1743    - Enhance port command to allow a port to be specified through a file:
1744      url instead of via portname. This function was previously available
1745      though the -D and -u options, which make less sense now that multiple
1746      ports can be specified to a target. (jberry)
1747
1748    - Under Tiger, startupitems are now by default generated for launchd
1749      rather than systemstarter. (jberry)
1750
1751    - Add new startupitem keys startupitem.executable, startupitem.logfile,
1752      startupitem.logevents, startupitem.pidfile, supported for both
1753      systemstarter and launchd. (jberry)
1754
1755    - New Test framework. Running make test from base/tests/ will test
1756      several features of port(1) including syntax of Portfiles. New tests
1757      can easily be added by simply creating new directories in base/tests/
1758      with a Portfile and a master file containing the output of port test
1759      in this directory. Some tests are actually more complex. These tests
1760      require the port binary to be installed in ${prefix}. (pguyot)
1761
1762    - svn fetching support, parallel to cvs fetching. Note that
1763      this is a bit skanky as svn is not installed on the platform by default.
1764      This code will error-out if svn is not installed. (jberry)
1765
1766    - Removal of old "fetch.args" parameter now that all Portfiles have been
1767      properly moved to leverage Paul's libcurl work (yeled)
1768
1769    - DP now sets its own env variables instead of filtering user declared
1770      ones considered harmful (blb)
1771
1772    - "Canonicalization" of expanded path:${prefix}/foo:bar dependencies
1773      when including them in the PortIndex for better abstraction (jberry/pguyot)
1774
1775    - Addition of the IndexRegen.sh script that takes care of the automated
1776      index thingie... (pguyot and jmpp)
1777
1778    - Miscellaneous cleanups:
1779        - DP base is assured to respect a temporary DESTDIR installation and
1780          other Makefile cleanups (toby, jmpp)
1781        - s/--with-tclpackagedir/--with-tclpackage/g in autoconf error
1782          reports (pguyot)
1783        - fixes for the buildall.sh script (jkh)
1784
1785    - Some other fixes for lurking bugs, untapped by the various developments
1786      that have taken place since 1.1 ("bunch of developers ;-);
1787
1788    - Snazzy new ChangeLog file
1789
1790    - Add new actions for port(1): help (get help about port),
1791      echo (the expanded arguments),
1792      cat (the contents of the Portfiles from the specified ports),
1793      edit (also alias "ed", the contents of the Portfiles, using EDITOR or VISUAL),
1794      dir (emit path to the port's directory),
1795      file (emit path to the port's Portfile)
1796      (jberry)
1797
1798    - On make install, upgrade ports.conf and sources.conf to change rsync.opendarwin.org
1799      to rsync.darwinports.org. This is now our preferred rsync hostname.
1800      Likewise, rename the rsync destination directories in ${prefix}/var/db/dports/sources
1801      in a similar fashion (jberry)
1802
1803
1804Release 1.1:
1805
1806    (information not here).
1807
1808Release 1.0:
1809
1810    (information not here).
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