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pkg/47418: pkgin cannot identify upstream version

>Number:         47418
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       pkgin cannot identify upstream version
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Jan 07 22:25:00 +0000 2013
>Originator:     George Georgalis
>Release:        6.0 cdrom
NetBSD atom.wsnat 6.0 NetBSD 6.0 (GENERIC) i386
Pkgin is a great tool! I've begun using it recently and so far it seems feature 
full, smooth and efficient.

This is a feature request to identify the upstream src directly with pkgin. 
This would be useful to identify best package to use when there are multiple 
options, it is not always clear which represents the newest release.

For example, to install the newest version of firefox 

 pkgin search firefox
firefox36-l10n-3.6.28  Language packs for www/firefox36
firefox36-3.6.28nb4  Web browser with support for extensions
firefox10-l10n-10.0.6  Language packs for www/firefox
firefox10-10.0.7nb3  Web browser with support for extensions
firefox-l10n-15.0.1  Language packs for www/firefox
firefox-15.0.1nb2    Web browser with support for extensions

but how would one determine if firefox36 or firefox represents the most current 
upstream package available?

Since I'm using pkgin, I don't have the pkgsrc cvs tree to grep Makefiles from.

If there is a way to determine url for upstream sources with pkgin, I don't see 
it. Not sure the best way to integrate with existing command line, but I feel 
this would be a valuable option.

I could imaging other useful data in the Makefiles, perhaps a pkgin option to 
dump the specified package's Makefile would work?

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