INDEX-5 is deleted then reconstructed by "make index"

Dorin H. dhogea at
Tue Oct 28 12:30:10 PST 2003

Hello everybody,

  The incantation to update the ports is according to
the list (after cvsuping the sources):

1. make index
2. portsdb -u
3. portversion -l "<"

Nevertheless, the "make index" starts by deleting the
INDEX-5 file; then it recreates INDEX-5. This takes
some considerable time. 
Would it be possible to jump over "1.make index" and
go straight to step 2 (it would save a lot of
time...)? Or there are other artifacts created by
"make index" process?

Thank you for any inputs,


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