Differences between 'make index' and 'portsdb -U'

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Sun Feb 8 15:01:51 PST 2004

On Sun, Feb 08, 2004 at 02:04:13PM -0500, parv wrote:

> > Modulo the cosmetic bug #1 above, this all counts in favour of using
> > 'make index' to build your indexes, and against using 'portsdb -U'
> Kris you forgot to mention that portupgrade will create a usable
> INDEX on FreeBSD 4.8 and more importantly when ports tree is
> incomplete, unlike 'make index'.

Since neither of those are supported, I'm not too worried.  It's much
more important that portsdb -U could not be used to make an index that
did not contain errors.

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