Up-to-date INDEXes may now be downloaded from www.freebsd.org

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Mon May 17 02:24:06 PDT 2004

On Mon, May 17, 2004 at 12:22:43PM +0300, Ion-Mihai Tetcu wrote:

> > I don't really understand what you mean by "needing to fetch" the
> > index.
> I see no reason to download the index if it hasn't being changed since
> I've did it last time (e.g. make index failed on bento).

Use the 'mirror' mode of your http client, which will not download the
file if it is unchanged.

> > although you won't get an index that is customized for your installed ports.
> What is the difference ? I thought the INDEX(-5) is based on ports/*
> content and it is the same irrespective on what you have installed. So
> actually my index building takes in consideration 1) my custom options
> and 2) my installed ports and options and process the .if (exists
> /bla/blu) from Makefiles. Never thought of 2), but it is logic :( Lucky
> the machines are pretty much the same.

No, the dependencies of ports change depending on what you have
installed and what WITH_*/WITHOUT_* knobs you have enabled.  If you
build the index yourself it will reflect these differences.

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