Re: INDEX-12 gotten by portsnap is not updated

From: Felix Palmen <>
Date: Thu, 04 May 2023 09:09:46 UTC
* Colin Percival <> [20230503 23:42]:
> My guess is that this is due to the Portsnap builder using an out-of-date
> environment for running `make describe`; the ports commit in question
> probably relies on something which changed in make(1) in the past decade.
> I'm going to try to track this down as soon as I get a chance.

Okay, now I have a better idea what this is about. I just checked with
the make version in 12.4, and that worked fine.

I have a possible update for this commit that avoids the part that
*seems* to be problematic here. It's more verbose now, but probably also
more readable, so, will put this up for review soon.

But probably it still makes sense to have some up-to-date environment
for portsnap ;)

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