issue with ports
parv_fm at emailgroups.net
Fri May 23 14:39:32 PDT 2003
in message <20030523065702.GD383 at hal9000.halplant.com>,
wrote Andrew J Caines thusly...
> You can always rebuild the ports and package databases...
> # cd /usr/ports/ ; > INDEX ; > INDEX.db ; make index ; portsdb -Uu
> # > /var/db/pkg/pkgdb.db ; pkgdb -u
O! The Horrors!
Why are you obliterating INDEX* & pkgdb.db files? You do realize
that you are digging your own grave in case indexing or installed
ports db making fails, or the processes need to be stopped?
make index already takes care of INDEX, unfortunately, instead of
keeping around the old copy unless index making succeeds.
By using -U option, you are rebuilding INDEX. Why then you already
built it once? Like much the cooing & warmth oozing out of your
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