INDEX build failed

Charles Swiger cswiger at
Tue Sep 30 16:26:19 PDT 2003

On Tuesday, September 30, 2003, at 05:19 PM, Oliver Eikemeier wrote:
> How about something like:
> --- begins here ---
> [ ...patch snipped... ]
> It's a quick hack and needs review, but it is a start and build the  
> # awk '/^clean-[0-9._,]+\|/ { print }' INDEX
> clean-3.2|/usr/ports/sysutils/clean|/usr/local|Automatically remove  
> unwanted  
> files|/usr/ports/sysutils/clean/pkg- 
> descr|chuck at|sysutils|||

Thank you, Oliver, for looking into this and perhaps offering a  
solution--  I appreciate your time and effort.  Patch didn't like the  

patching file
patch: **** malformed patch at line 4: .for __target in ${TARGETS}

...but I applied it by hand and confirm that I can rebuild the INDEX  
successfully via "portsdb -uU".  Also thank you, Kris and Edwin, for  
the explanations that you've offered.

On Tuesday, September 30, 2003, at 06:51 PM, Edwin Groothuis wrote:
>> Should the port be renamed?
> I have asked cvs@ to rename it to "clean_" so that this problem
> will be away, but haven't heard anything from them.

At one point-- about a dozen years ago-- this utility was named  

If the powers-that-be wish to avoid a port named "clean" rather than  
spend the time testing Oliver's patch, please update the PR or  
otherwise let me know, and I'll re-do the port under a different name.


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