portsdb: index generation error
kris at obsecurity.org
Wed Nov 3 13:11:29 PST 2004
On Wed, Nov 03, 2004 at 09:51:06PM +0100, G?nther Dippe wrote:
> >If you followed the URL in the error you'd learn that it's not in fact
> >a supported release by the ports collection.
> No I don't since I followed the url and checked it before posting it.
> It worked two weeks ago when I last did exactly the same thing on
> this system. From what I can tell it hasn't changed. Could you please
> point me to the information I missed?
The error told you:
Before reporting this error, verify that you are running a supported
version of FreeBSD (see http://www.FreeBSD.org/ports/) and that you
have a complete and up-to-date ports collection. (INDEX builds are
If you read the webpage like it asks you to, the second paragraph says:
The Ports Collection supports the latest release on the
FreeBSD-CURRENT and FreeBSD-STABLE branches. Older releases are not
supported and may or may not work correctly with an up-to-date ports
collection. Over time, changes to the ports collection may rely on
features that are not present in older releases. Wherever convenient,
we try not to gratuitously break support for recent releases, but it
is sometimes unavoidable. When this occurs, patches contributed by the
user community to maintain support for older releases will usually be
To be 100% explicit, 5.1 is not the latest release on the 5.x branch,
so it is not supported, and in this case, you have discovered that
index builds indeed do not work.
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