Make index || portsdb -uU fails after cvsup

Roman Neuhauser neuhauser at
Mon May 10 07:46:05 PDT 2004

# drosih at / 2004-05-09 19:33:23 -0400:
> If I:
>      cd /usr/ports/arabic
>      make describe
> then it works perfectly fine.  However, that is not what the above
> error message complains about.  The error says:
>     don't know how to make _arabic.describe.
>                            ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> and "_arabic.describe" *is* the target which is
> is trying to make.  And it is trying to make that in /usr/ports, not
> in /usr/ports/arabic, because there is no 'cd' in the section which
> does the   '@${MAKE} -B ${i:S/^/_/:S/$/.describe/} ...'
> In fact, if I put a debugging printf in that target, it is:
>    making _accessibility.describe in /usr/obj/usr/ports
> I don't see how that can possibly work for anyone.

    Kris has already told you to get rid of /usr/obj/usr/ports

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