Portsdb returns error after cvsup - How to Proceed?

Kent Stewart kstewart at owt.com
Tue Sep 27 13:06:12 PDT 2005

On Tuesday 27 September 2005 12:33 pm, Mark Kane wrote:
> Hi everyone. I CVSupped yesterday to make sure I got the Firefox fix.
> My plan was to do the following:
> # cvsup -g -L 2 ports-supfile
> # portsdb -Uu
> # portversion -l "<"
> # portupgrade -arR
> After cvsupping and running portsdb -Uu, I got an error which is at
> the end of my email.
> Today I tried a "make index" from /usr/ports/, and that seemed to run
> OK. A "portupgrade -arRn" simulated the upgrade process and nothing
> seemed to fail, but I want to be safe and not mess anything up as I
> am relatively new to portupgrade and don't want a big mess.
> I did the same process that I listed above a couple weeks ago and
> everything went fine, so I was surprised to see the error this time.
> I'm not sure how to proceed, so thanks in advance for any
> suggestions.

portsdb -U was converted to using make index a long time ago. There is 
something else going on. Do you have any refuses? In addition, it may 
have been fixed by now. Make index was failing on 4.x but that was 
fixed on Sunday.


> -Mark
> ---------------------------------
> Updating the ports index ... Generating INDEX.tmp - please
> wait.."/usr/ports/Mk/bsd.port.mk", line 2890: warning: duplicate
> script for target "checksum" ignored
> ===> textproc/tet-aspell failed
> *** Error code 1
> 1 error
> ********************************************************************
> 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
> not supported with partial or out-of-date ports collections -- in
> particular, if you are using cvsup, you must cvsup the "ports-all"
> collection, and have no "refuse" files.)  If that is the case, then
> report the failure to ports at FreeBSD.org together with relevant
> details of your ports configuration (including FreeBSD version,
> your architecture, your environment, and your /etc/make.conf
> settings, especially compiler flags and WITH/WITHOUT settings).
> Note: the latest pre-generated version of INDEX may be fetched
> automatically with "make fetchindex".
> ********************************************************************
> *** Error code 1
> Stop in /usr/ports.
> *** Error code 1
> Stop in /usr/ports.
> failed to generate INDEX!
> portsdb: index generation error
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Kent Stewart
Richland, WA


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