kstewart at owt.com
Tue Jan 27 14:40:01 PST 2004
On Tuesday 27 January 2004 01:37 pm, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 27, 2004 at 12:02:17PM -0800, Kent Stewart wrote:
> > > I always do a "make index" in the /usr/ports directory. Have I
> > > been doing it wrong?
> > No, I also use make index because historically there were
> > significantly fewer error messages. I think someone almost got
> > hysterical from surprise a short time ago when portsdb -U completed
> > with out a single message.
> > My attitude is that if Kris' script ran portsdb -U, then I would
> > use it everytime I cvsup ports-all instead of using make index.
> AFAIK portsdb -U just calls 'make index' internally. The difference
> would then presumably be caused by the make environment: my index
> build tests simulate a clean environment by defining LOCALBASE,
> X11BASE, etc.
That hasn't always been true. Make index would find 1 or 2 more ports
than -U would. There are also times when make index falls flat and -U
would still produce a useful INDEX. In addition, portsdb -U used to run
quite a bit faster than make index did.
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