Index generation error

Roger Merritt mcrogerm at
Thu Jun 17 05:03:17 GMT 2004

At 09:43 AM 6/17/04, you wrote:
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>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.

Ahh, thanks for the explanation. I thought I had seen something about 
"imake", maybe in the 'questions' mailing list. OK, so I'll just wait a few 
days and cvsup the ports tree again.


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