broken INDEX

RW rwmaillists at
Sun Apr 19 19:13:07 UTC 2009

On Sun, 19 Apr 2009 11:52:39 +0200
Dominic Fandrey <kamikaze at> wrote:

> This is not the first time this has happened and I'm wondering, is
> this a bug in Tinderbox? Shouldn't packages listed in the INDEX
> always be available?
> ...
> So I think packages should really only be listed in the INDEX if
> they are available and only deleted AFTER they have been removed
> from the INDEX.

The INDEX file is information about the current ports tree, and it has
to match the current tree. It's used by portupgrade, pkg_version,
portversion, and a few minor make targets to speed things up. 

INDEX has little to do with package files, not all packages listed in
INDEX are even packaged.

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