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portscout Tool to scan for new versions of FreeBSD ports
0.8.1_7 ports-mgmt on this many watch lists=5 search for ports that depend on this port Find issues related to this port Report an issue related to this port
Maintainer: koobs@FreeBSD.org search for ports maintained by this maintainer
Port Added: 05 Feb 2007 01:09:12
License: BSD2CLAUSE
Portscout is a tool which looks for new versions of software in the
FreeBSD ports tree, and potentially other software repositories. It
is also possible to provide an arbitrary list of software in a simple
XML format.

Various factors make this task a bit more difficult than it might
initially seem. In particular, the array of weird and wonderful
versioning schemes software vendors manage to come up with.

Portscout spawns several child processes and does its version checking
in parallel, while attempting to best-guess strange-looking version
numbers, navigate around unhelpful sites and web servers, and contend
with the CPU-heavy rapidly-expanding FreeBSD ports system.

In addition to all this, it is possible to generate nice HTML reports
and send reminder mails to interested parties.

WWW: http://www.inerd.com/software/portscout/
SVNWeb : Homepage : PortsMon

To install the port: cd /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/portscout/ && make install clean
To add the package: pkg install portscout

PKGNAME: portscout

distinfo:

SHA256 (portscout-0.8.1.tar.gz) = fec03f53a64e44e44debbbebe985e61f8603729145899c152286ecd5effe8b65
SIZE (portscout-0.8.1.tar.gz) = 56079


NOTE: FreshPorts displays only information on required and default dependencies. Optional dependencies are not covered.

Build dependencies:
  1. perl5>=5.20<5.21 : lang/perl5.20
Runtime dependencies:
  1. p5-DBI>=0 : databases/p5-DBI
  2. p5-Proc-Queue>=0 : devel/p5-Proc-Queue
  3. p5-Net>=0 : net/p5-Net
  4. p5-URI>=0 : net/p5-URI
  5. p5-XML-XPath>=0 : textproc/p5-XML-XPath
  6. p5-MIME-Lite>=0 : mail/p5-MIME-Lite
  7. p5-libwww>=0 : www/p5-libwww
  8. p5-JSON>0 : converters/p5-JSON
  9. p5-LWP-Protocol-https>=0 : www/p5-LWP-Protocol-https
  10. p5-DBD-Pg>=0 : databases/p5-DBD-Pg
  11. perl5>=5.20<5.21 : lang/perl5.20
Library dependencies:
  1. libpq.so.5 : databases/postgresql93-client
There are no ports dependent upon this port

Configuration Options
===> The following configuration options are available for portscout-0.8.1_7:
     DOCS=on: Build and/or install documentation
     HTTPS=on: HTTPS protocol support
====> Database Backends: you have to choose at least one of them
     SQLITE=off: SQLite database support
     PGSQL=on: PostgreSQL database support
===> Use 'make config' to modify these settings

USES:
perl5 shebangfix pgsql

Master Sites:
  1. http://mirror.inerd.com/FreeBSD/distfiles/portscout/
  2. http://www.atarininja.org/~wxs/distfiles/
  3. http://www.inerd.com/software/portscout/

Number of commits found: 27

Commit History - (may be incomplete: see SVNWeb link above for full details)
DateByDescription
01 Apr 2016 14:16:20
Original commit files touched by this commit  0.8.1_7
Revision:412348
mat search for other commits by this committer
Remove ${PORTSDIR}/ from dependencies, categories m, n, o, and p.

With hat:	portmgr
Sponsored by:	Absolight
04 Feb 2016 08:48:40
Original commit files touched by this commit  0.8.1_7
Revision:408017
koobs search for other commits by this committer
ports-mgmt/portscout: Loop through all PyPI files

While processing Issue 206746 [1] for a security update to
security/py-rsa (For versions < 3.3), it was noticed that Portscout
had not identified the the newer version, released on 2016-01-13.

Investigation revealed that the PyPI SiteHandler in Portscout only
processed the first url/filename returned by PyPI, which in many cases
is not a tar.gz, the default EXTRACT_SUFFIX for source distribution
(sdist) files:

[py-rsa] VersionCheck()
[py-rsa] Checking site: https://pypi.python.org/packages/source/r/rsa/
Does site handler exist ... Yes
(Portscout::SiteHandler::PyPI) GET https://pypi.python.org/pypi/rsa/json
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10 Jan 2016 17:58:33
Original commit files touched by this commit  0.8.1_6
Revision:405732
koobs search for other commits by this committer
ports-mgmt/portscout: Fix broken !SiteHandler logic

Fix a logic bug introduced in r401037, which caused ports without a
SiteHandler (GitHub, SourceForge, PyPI) not to be processed through the
fallback FTP or HTTP(S) cases.

I didn't pick this up in testing because only my ports were tested, most
of which use PyPI/GitHub, using the `restrict maintainer` setting in
portscout.conf.

[1] https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/ports/401037

Pointyhat:	koobs
Reported by:	kwm (for mate, libdrm)
MFH:		2016Q1
04 Jan 2016 16:50:01
Original commit files touched by this commit  0.8.1_5
Revision:405250
koobs search for other commits by this committer
ports-mgmt/portscout: Make GitHub ports work, fix bugs

A number of people reported no updates being detected for ports using
USE_GITHUB=yes, even after originally adding the GitHub site handler in
r401037 [1]. Investigation revealed that the FindNewestFile subroutine
and the vercompare() method assumed (or are designed so) that responses
returned from site handlers will be in a normalised version format. For
site handlers that return 'versions', this works well. For the github
handler, in the fallback use of the API for fetching repository tags, it
does not.

Additionally it turns out, portscout currently only uses/stores a
normalized version ('ver') in its database, in its general design
attempt to be a generic version comparison tool
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08 Nov 2015 07:37:41
Original commit files touched by this commit  0.8.1_4
Revision:401037
koobs search for other commits by this committer
ports-mgmt/portscout: Add GitHub and PyPI site handlers & MORE!

Over the past several months portscout.freebsd.org appears to have been
more frequently NOT finding updates, particularly for ports that use
CHEESESHOP (PyPI) as their MASTER_SITES.

Portscout has also never worked for ports using GitHub for distribution
files due to the following:

  a) Portscout, prior to 'guessing', requests a randomly named file
     from the Site and expects a 4xx (404) in response. If it doesn't
     receive a 4xx response, it increments a 'lie counter' and does not
     check the site again in the next run.
  b) The GitHUB handlers (SUBDIR/MASTER_SITES) in bsd.sites.mk
     construct a URL that ends in a a dummy query paramater (for the
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26 Nov 2014 13:08:38
Original commit files touched by this commit  0.8.1_3
Revision:373448
mat search for other commits by this committer
Change the way Perl modules are installed, update the default Perl to 5.18.

Before, we had:

  site_perl :           lib/perl5/site_perl/5.18
  site_perl/perl_arch : lib/perl5/site_perl/5.18/mach
  perl_man3 :           lib/perl5/5.18/man/man3

Now we have:

  site_perl : lib/perl5/site_perl
  site_arch : lib/perl5/site_perl/mach/5.18
  perl_man3 : lib/perl5/site_perl/man/man3

Modules without any .so will be installed at the same place regardless of the
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22 Nov 2014 20:40:09
Original commit files touched by this commit  0.8.1_2
Revision:373100  Sanity Test Failure
crees search for other commits by this committer
Finally retire USE_PGSQL
12 Nov 2014 21:53:18
Original commit files touched by this commit  0.8.1_2
Revision:372504
antoine search for other commits by this committer
Cleanup plist
10 Aug 2014 19:37:51
Original commit files touched by this commit  0.8.1_2
Revision:364563
antoine search for other commits by this committer
Remove things no longer necessary now it is fixed
10 Aug 2014 19:32:39
Original commit files touched by this commit  0.8.1_2
Revision:364562
antoine search for other commits by this committer
Unbreak
17 Jul 2014 08:57:51
Original commit files touched by this commit  0.8.1_1
Revision:362126
olgeni search for other commits by this committer
Remove indefinite articles and trailing periods from COMMENT, plus
minor COMMENT typos and surrounding whitespace fixes. A few Makefiles
where not included as they contain Latin-1 characters that break
the Phabricator workflow. Categories P-S.

CR:		D422
Approved by:	portmgr (bapt)
04 Jul 2014 15:48:38
Original commit files touched by this commit  0.8.1_1
Revision:360637
shaun search for other commits by this committer
Add staging support.
04 Jul 2014 09:41:00
Original commit files touched by this commit  0.8.1_1
Revision:360588
tijl search for other commits by this committer
Bump PORTREVISION on all ports with USE_SQLITE=yes or USE_SQLITE=3 that
have not been bumped yet after the latest libsqlite3.so library version
change.

Approved by:	portmgr (implicit)
20 Sep 2013 22:36:49
Original commit files touched by this commit  0.8.1
Revision:327762
bapt search for other commits by this committer
Add NO_STAGE all over the place in preparation for the staging support (cat:
ports-mgmt)
16 Sep 2013 06:30:31
Original commit files touched by this commit  0.8.1
Revision:327365
az search for other commits by this committer
- convert to the new perl5 framework
- convert USE_GMAKE to Uses

Approved by:	portmgr (bapt@, blanket)
22 Mar 2013 12:40:32
Original commit files touched by this commit  0.8.1
Revision:314921
bapt search for other commits by this committer
Convert to new options framework ports in p* catories
30 Jun 2012 14:53:22
Original commit files touched by this commit  0.8.1
az search for other commits by this committer
- Remove SITE_PERL from *_DEPENDS

Approved by: portmgr@ (bapt@)
15 May 2011 18:10:52
Original commit files touched by this commit  0.8.1
shaun search for other commits by this committer
Update to 0.8.1.
18 Mar 2011 17:59:51
Original commit files touched by this commit  0.8
miwi search for other commits by this committer
- Get Rid MD5 support

With hat:       portmgr (myself)
06 Sep 2010 15:04:53
Original commit files touched by this commit  0.8
shaun search for other commits by this committer
Add missing bsd.port.options.mk include.

PR:             ports/149265 [1]
Submitted by:   Anonymous <swell.k@gmail.com> [1], ale
24 May 2010 20:04:27
Original commit files touched by this commit  0.8
shaun search for other commits by this committer
Upgrade to version 0.8.

This represents a milestone release over the previous version, and
includes significant improvements to the version detection and
comparison algorithms, support for the new SourceForge mirror layout
(and an easy way to add future workarounds), theoretical support for
NetBSD's pkgsrc and OpenBSD ports, support for providing a list of
software in an XML file in place of ports, and support for SQLite.
Of course, there are also many optimisations and general bug fixes.
06 Jun 2008 13:56:40
Original commit files touched by this commit  0.7.4_2
edwin search for other commits by this committer
Bump portrevision due to upgrade of devel/gettext.

The affected ports are the ones with gettext as a run-dependency
according to ports/INDEX-7 (5007 of them) and the ones with USE_GETTEXT
in Makefile (29 of them).

PR:             ports/124340
Submitted by:   edwin@
Approved by:    portmgr (pav)
25 May 2008 18:10:30
Original commit files touched by this commit  0.7.4_1
shaun search for other commits by this committer
Add patch to fix SQL schema typo.
24 Jan 2008 04:32:16
Original commit files touched by this commit  0.7.4
shaun search for other commits by this committer
Upgrade to 0.7.4.
08 Sep 2007 01:04:03
Original commit files touched by this commit  0.7.3
linimon search for other commits by this committer
Welcome bsd.perl.mk.  Add support for constructs such as USE_PERL5=5.8.0+.
Drop support for antique perl.

Work done by:   gabor
Sponsored by:   Google Summer of Code 2007
Hat:            portmgr
15 Jun 2007 18:18:32
Original commit files touched by this commit  0.7.3
shaun search for other commits by this committer
- Update to 0.7.3, which fixes several minor bugs.
- Add some preliminary switches for other databases.
- Add a MASTER_SITES mirror.
05 Feb 2007 01:08:46
Original commit files touched by this commit  0.7.2
pav search for other commits by this committer
Populate a new ports-mgmt category. List of moved ports:

  devel/portcheckout -> ports-mgmt/portcheckout
  devel/portlint -> ports-mgmt/portlint
  devel/portmk -> ports-mgmt/portmk
  devel/porttools -> ports-mgmt/porttools
  misc/instant-tinderbox -> ports-mgmt/instant-tinderbox
  misc/porteasy -> ports-mgmt/porteasy
  misc/portell -> ports-mgmt/portell
  misc/portless -> ports-mgmt/portless
  misc/tinderbox -> ports-mgmt/tinderbox
  security/jailaudit -> ports-mgmt/jailaudit
  security/portaudit -> ports-mgmt/portaudit
  security/portaudit-db -> ports-mgmt/portaudit-db
  security/vulnerability-test-port -> ports-mgmt/vulnerability-test-port
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Number of commits found: 27

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