Thanks Rainer,

I can't check it but as I said in my previous mail I think I had forgotten to 
run `make distclean` when I previously built `v2.4.2`.  And now I see that the 
`macports_autoconf.tcl` file you cite is an Autoconf config file.  Why this 
happen now makes sense.


> On 11 Apr 2018, at 14:22, Rainer Müller <> wrote:
> On 2018-04-11 10:52, Enrico Maria Crisostomo wrote:
>> I've just created a new installation of macports-base from tag v2.4.3 
>> following the instructions in the documentation (basically git checkout 
>> v2.4.3, ./configure ..., make and make install) and I've just noticed that 
>> `port` reports 2.4.2:
> Hm, I cannot reproduce this problem. The configure script is supposed to
> update the relevant file with the version number.
> Check "macports_version" in src/macports1.0/macports_autoconf.tcl in
> your working tree.
> Rainer

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