Error running cvsup and portsdb
itetcu at people.tecnik93.com
Sat Mar 12 12:22:32 PST 2005
On Sat, 12 Mar 2005 20:21:41 +0000
Chris Hodgins <chodgins at cis.strath.ac.uk> wrote:
> Kjell B. wrote:
> > I have tried to run 'cvsup -h cvsup2.se.freebsd.org ports-supfile'
> > followed by 'portsdb -uU' a number of times today. They've all failed with:
> > <quote>
> > -------
> > Updating the ports index ... Generating INDEX.tmp - please wait..make:
> > don't know how to make describe. Stop
> > ===> multimedia/nautilus-media failed
> > *** Error code 1
> > 1 error
[ ... ]
> I think most people use "make fetchindex" to update the index now. It
> is a lot faster and you are much more likely to have a correct index
> file. To use it, remove the old index and do this:
> # cd /usr/ports
> # cvsup -h cvsup2.se.freebsd.org ports-supfile
> # make fetchindex
> # portsdb -u
> Now you have a reasonably up-tp-date (worst case 2 hours out) index
> file. This should be a lot faster than building it yourself. I believe
> you can also use portmanager which does all upgrading without the
> index file.
In this case no, INDEX was broken, but marcus@ just committed my patch
and OP should re-cvsup.
Or use sysutils/p5-FreeBSD-Portindex
Unregistered ;) FreeBSD "user"
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