HEADSUP: INDEX[-5] files were removed from CVS.

Thomas-Martin Seck tmseck-lists at netcologne.de
Sat Nov 13 19:08:43 GMT 2004

* Michael Nottebrock <michaelnottebrock at gmx.net> [gmane.os.freebsd.devel.ports]:

> Mark Russell wrote:
>> I realize ports doesn't have branches, I've also discovered the hours of 
>> work I have to do due to MAJOR changes in the system not being discussed 
>> with the userbase
>> eg
>> [Updating the pkgdb <format:bdb1_btree> in /var/db/pkg ... - 442 
>> packages found (-0 +1) . done]
>> Updating the ports index ... Generating INDEX.tmp - please wait..
> It seems that portsdb makes some rather bogus assumptions about the value of 
> INDEXFILE and other things... it might be best to generate the index by 'make 
> index' instead of the time being.

Well, it just tries to protect you against clobbering your working
index file in case the index build fails.

portsdb calls 'make index' with INDEXFILE set to $PORTSDIR/INDEX.tmp and
copies this temporary index file over when 'make index' was successful.

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