Originally Posted by daemonfowl
I used to just check Openports.se for removed or new packages.
can be convenient, it also is down a lot. It is also a third-party tool which has no affiliation with the Project proper. If its administrators decided to take it down tomorrow, there is nothing preventing them from doing so. Knowing how to use multiple
tools provides more options since some tools are better for a particular task than another.
As you should soon learn, the Project's most important asset is its repository of all code for the system + package system infrastructure. Becoming proficient in using CVS will help answer many problems & questions.
I admit a fact : I'm terribly slow at adjusting and readjusting.
Change is the only constant in the Information Technology world. Yes, people are creatures of habit, but don't let this become an excuse. The Project evolves, & the tools do too -- constantly.