Can't make INDEX-5

Kris Kennaway kris at
Fri Feb 13 14:59:51 PST 2004

On Fri, Feb 13, 2004 at 02:03:41PM -0800, Freddie Cash wrote:
> 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
> inside.
> 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???

Do you have perl installed?

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