Drop of portindex

Joshua Tinnin krinklyfig at spymac.com
Mon Sep 13 17:31:40 PDT 2004

On Monday 13 September 2004 03:56 pm, Radek Kozlowski 
<radek at raadradd.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 13, 2004 at 02:19:35PM -0700, Jonathan Weiss wrote:
> > Cheers,
> >
> >
> > I just noticed that portindex was removed from the ports-tree:
> > http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=ports/71534
> >
> > I just started to use portindex as an faster replacement for
> > portsdb and I ask myself if there are any issues with further using
> > it.
> >
> > Are there any problems with portindex or why it is dropped?
> Radim, can you please clarify under what licence you've released the
> previous versions of portindex?
> I have to say that I'm very surprised by your decision, as portindex
> is a great program and many people (myself included) started to like
> it (and use it). Pity.

Wow ... considering that a lot of people are using portindexdb as a 
workaround to the current ruby core dumping problem with portsdb, this 
deletion will have wide ranging consequences. I changed my ports 
database to fix it, but I still use portindex nearly every day. Is 
there any way to salvage this? (I'm not a programmer, or I'd offer to 
take it over ...).

- jt

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