Index generation error

Mark Linimon linimon at
Thu Jun 17 02:43:46 GMT 2004

On Thu, 17 Jun 2004, Roger Merritt wrote:

> >[root at kepler:/usr/ports]# portsdb -U
> >Updating the ports index ... Generating INDEX.tmp - please 
> >wait..rasmol-2.7.2_1: "/usr/ports/devel/imake" non-existent -- dependency 
> >list incomplete
> >===> biology/rasmol failed
> >*** Error code 1
> >1 error

This is because devel/imake was removed, as it seemed that no port
depended on it (according to INDEX).  However, there was a 'stealth
dependency' on XFree86 version 3, which few people seem to still be

A recent fix to was supposed to fix this dependency.
However, I am now beginning to think that my removal of devel/imake
was a mistake and should be backed out.  I suppose it depends on
how many people really are still using XFree86 version 3.

At this point this needs to be a portmgr@ call as to whether we
try to continue to try to fix this in, or simply
reinstate devel/imake until whatever time we remove version 3.


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