Is 'make index' broken? Suggestions?

Kent Stewart kstewart at
Wed Mar 3 20:38:40 PST 2004

On Wednesday 03 March 2004 02:11 pm, Richard Dawes wrote:
> Greetings!
> I'm not a ports developer or maintainer, but I'm curious...
> For a while now, it seems, I haven't been able to generate
> a valid INDEX file, and the one I can cvsup is now a couple
> weeks old...
> FTR, I am past all the portupgrade issues.  I haven't seen
> any postings about this specically, but I'm wondering if
> this has anything to do with Kris's repeated "INDEX build
> failed" postings - which appear to be some sort of automatic
> output for ports developers.
> I have been getting similar "make_index: ... no entry..."
> output, which for me keeps ending like so:
> make_index: gauche-readline-0.1: no entry for /usr/ports/lang/gauche
> make_index: gauche-readline-0.1: no entry for /usr/ports/lang/gauche
> Warning: Duplicate INDEX entry: *** Error code 1
> Warning: Duplicate INDEX entry:
>  Done.
> Then, for portupgrade to work much at all, I have to restore
> a backup copy of INDEX...
> Any suggestions?  If this is some known situation, would
> someone kindly point me to an online discussion/explanation
> available?  Thanks!!

Figure out what you have done wrong with your cvsup or refuse. You have 
something missing or too many refuses. Make index was having problems 
from 2 to 3 March but not that port.


> -Rich

Kent Stewart
Richland, WA

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