Can't make INDEX-5

Freddie Cash fcash-ml at
Sun Feb 15 20:19:14 PST 2004

> On Sun, Feb 15, 2004 at 07:48:45PM -0800, Freddie Cash wrote:
>> I've cvsup'd the ports tree again this afternoon.  I've forced a reinstall
>> of perl 5.8.2.  Doing a "make index" in /usr/ports still results in a 0 byte
>> INDEX-5.

>> I've got /usr/ports symlinked to /usr/local/ports due to space constraints.
>> Could this be affecting the output of make index in any way?

> Possibly; there's an open PR about this.  Does it work if you don't
> symlink it, or if you set PORTSDIR=/usr/local/ports?

Hmmm, not sure what did it, but I cvsup'd again and ran through a make index
without problems.  I now have an INDEX-5 file with 10,351 ports listed in it. 
portsdb -u ran through perfectly, as do the rest of the port* tools in
portupgrade, and pkg_version.

How bizare, how bizarre.

Freddie Cash
fcash-ml at

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