Problem with INDEX

Kent Stewart kstewart at
Tue Nov 23 04:48:00 PST 2004

On Tuesday 23 November 2004 12:45 am, Axel S. Gruner wrote:
> Hi.
> I ran into some problems with "portsdb -uU" since the INDEX file has
> been removed from the CVS.
> Sometimes it works, sometimes not.
> In my understanding, after a cvsup of the ports tree, i have to do a
> "make fetchindex". Works fine. But what about a "portsd -uU"? Is this
> one obsolet (but portupgrade needs the INDEX.db?)?
> So the only INDEX file i have is "INDEX" if i run "portsdb -uU" i get
> en Error 1. If i run just "portversion -v" after a cvsup, i get a
> "Updating the ports index ... Generating INDEX.tmp - please wait.."
> after a while also an error 1.
> So, is this just a problem "at the moment", or does it depends on the
> removal of "INDEX" from the CVS tree?

After you do a fetchindex, you need to run portsdb -u to build a new 


Kent Stewart
Richland, WA

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