Can't make INDEX-5

Freddie Cash fcash-ml at
Fri Feb 13 14:03:19 PST 2004

For some reason, I have not been able to build the INDEX-5 file on my
5.2-CURRENT system.  When I execute "make index" in the ports directory, I get
the "Generating INDEX-5 - please wait.. " message, and about 30-45 mins later
I get the "Done." message.  But the INDEX-5 file is always 0 bytes in size.

This makes it impossible to use "make search" or portversion (can't build the
portsdb from a 0-byte file).  The system seems to be doing something, and the
date/timestamp on the INDEX-5 file gets updated ... yet there's nothing

This is a 1 GHz Celeron laptop with 256 MB RAM.

FreeBSD 5.2-CURRENT FreeBSD 5.2-CURRENT #1: Sat Feb  7
21:14:11 PST 2004     root@:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/SPARK  i386

I've cvsup'd the ports tree a couple times now, always with the same result.
The last time I got a working INDEX-5 file was last Sunday.

Any ideas, hints, suggestions, questions, solutions???

Freddie Cash
fcash-ml at

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