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Re: pkg/47418: pkgin cannot identify upstream version

The following reply was made to PR pkg/47418; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Thomas Klausner <>
To: NetBSD bugtracking <>
Subject: Re: pkg/47418: pkgin cannot identify upstream version
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 07:57:56 +0100

 On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 03:55:46PM -0800, George Georgalis wrote:
 > I do have a need for the original source url too. For the purpose of
 > downloading original sources and respective licenses in a corporate
 > environment where versions, licenses and the code base is tracked. I
 > appreciate the challenge of mirror site urls, but the issue is not
 > traceability to the url the code is obtained from, so any url should
 > work as long as packages is the same.
 I'm not exactly sure what you need.
 I think all you need is already traceable, but will need some effort.
 Easy part first:
      pkg_info -Q HOMEPAGE firefox
 will give you the homepage for the installed firefox package.
 You can track the pkgsrc versions of used files by looking at
 which includes the RCS Ids of the pkgsrc files used; then you
 can visit to look at the corresponding versions
 and extract all the information that's needed.
 Not very comfortable, but I think you're the first that requests these
 particular pieces of information :)

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