Ports Update: Failed to Generate INDEX

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Tue Sep 5 07:50:59 PDT 2006

On Tue, Sep 05, 2006 at 09:25:38AM -0400, Ron Tarrant wrote:

> Updating the ports index ... Generating INDEX.tmp - please 
> wait.."Makefile", lin
> e 33: Could not find 
> /usr/ports/japanese/gnomelibs/../../x11/gnomelibs/Makefile

Why not?

> 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 not supported with partial or out-of-date ports collections -- in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

> At first, I commented out all the ports for languages I don't understand 
> such as Russian, Japanese, etc. But I got a similar error, so I 
> commented out all the individual ports and uncommented ports-all to do a 
> complete job of it. That's when I ran portsdb -Uu and got the above error.

This makes me think that you didn't re-run cvsup since your "similar
error" is precisely what you'd expect if you didn't have anything in

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