Makeing fetchindex really mirror INDEX

Kris Kennaway kris at
Mon Jan 10 09:15:00 PST 2005

On Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 07:10:04PM +0200, Ion-Mihai Tetcu wrote:
> On Sun, 9 Jan 2005 18:59:48 +0100
> Alexander Leidinger <Alexander at> wrote:
> >  At the time I wrote the first implementation of "fetchindex" it was
> >  supposed to be run at the time as "update". So the PORTSDIR has to be
> >  writable (except I've overlooked something). If this hasn't changed,
> >  there's no need for .CURDIR.
> I would be extremely happy if we could have the INDEX-* file and all
> associated things be able to use some other dir that PORTSDIR. This way
> I could export /usr/ports over NFS and be able to build the INDEX
> locally on each client. Is this already possible and I am missing it ?
> Port tools already support this (e.g. portupgrade's PORTS_INDEX).
> And a quick grep on ports/Mk/bsd.*.mk suggest that something like this
> would be enough:
> And some of ports/Tools/* would have to be modified also.

Please submit a complete patch then :-)

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