Can't make INDEX-5

Freddie Cash fcash-ml at
Mon Feb 16 09:01:21 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:
>> 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.

> 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.

I don't have any GTK settings in make.conf, and don't have any GTK apps
installed (I tend to avoid GTK as much as possible).  The make index didn't
show any errors, or any output of any kind except "Generating INDEX-5 - please
wait..  Done."  But, the INDEX-5 file was a 0 byte file after it finished.

Maybe reinstalling perl fixed the problem.  Maybe updating the ports tree
fixed the problem.  Maybe the phase of the moon fixed the problem.  :) 
Regardless, the problem appears to be fixed.  I'll keep an eye on it and let
you know if it ever stops working again.

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