FreeBSD-8 and portsnap

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at
Sun Jul 26 13:56:31 UTC 2009

On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 9:50 AM, barbara<barbara.xxx1975 at> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 3:23 AM, barbara<barbara.xxx1975 at> wrote:
>> > Why portsnap doesn't provide INDEX-8?
>> >
>> >
>> Hi, Barbara
>> They appear on my machine:
>> %ls /usr/ports/INDEX-*
>> /usr/ports/INDEX-5      /usr/ports/INDEX-7      /usr/ports/INDEX-8.bz2
>> /usr/ports/INDEX-6      /usr/ports/INDEX-8
> If you remove them, you will see that INDEX-8 is missing.
> Also check the dates of the files.
> This will make portversion misbehave.

I believe that is true with anything in ${PORTSDIR} -- if you remove a
${CATEGORY}/${PORT}, it will not be replaced through portsnap.  I am
not sure if this is true for c(v)sup, as I don't use it for my ports
tree, but I expect it would restore the missing directory/files/etc.

Glen Barber

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