cvs commit: ports/sysutils/portsnap Makefile distinfo

Ceri Davies ceri at
Sat Sep 17 15:23:54 PDT 2005

On Sat, Sep 17, 2005 at 03:13:32PM -0700, Colin Percival wrote:
> Ceri Davies wrote:
> > On Sat, Sep 17, 2005 at 04:09:55PM +0000, Colin Percival wrote:
> >>  Update to version 0.9.5.  This is identical to 0.9.4 except for a fix
> >>  which makes make_index not coredump when it encounters a circular
> >>  dependency in the ports tree.
> > 
> > That's wonderful, except it leaves me with a zero-length INDEX.  The
> > core dump got me halfway through the audio/ category at least, and was
> > actually better in that respect.
> > 
> > Any fix in the works?
> A few ports people are looking at this and trying to decide how best to
> fix the port in question.

That's great; I wasn't sure whether this commit was considered the end
of the matter, though I'll confess to having a mailbox containing a good
few weeks of unread ports@ mail.

> As a more long-term fix, I'm going to add extra checks on my portsnap build
> server to stop new INDEX files from being distributed until they are correct.
> Right now people get an INDEX built from the most recent tree on which "make
> describes" succeeded; once the current breakage ends, I'm going to change
> that to giving people an INDEX from the most recent tree where "make describes"
> succeeded _and_ produced a file which portsnap's make_index manages to turn
> into an INDEX without any errors.

That's ace; I really can't thank you enough for allowing me to offload
the vast majority of my ports based worries on you; $perciva{beverage}++
and no mistake :)

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm
not sure about the former.			  -- Einstein (attrib.)
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