Can't make INDEX-5

Kris Kennaway kris at
Sun Feb 15 20:21:18 PST 2004

On Sun, Feb 15, 2004 at 08:19:46PM -0800, Freddie Cash wrote:
> > 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.

A fix was committed earlier that unbroke INDEX when WITH_GTK was set,
but that would have produced errors (not just a 0-sized INDEX file),
and you didn't mention that.

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