portsdb -uU error

Mark Linimon linimon at lonesome.com
Wed Sep 28 14:33:13 PDT 2005

On Wed, Sep 28, 2005 at 10:26:03PM +0300, Hamza Eraldi wrote:
> ( Updating the ports index ... Generating INDEX.tmp - please wait..make:
> don't know how to make describe. Stop
> *** Error code 1 1 error )

You have something serious wrong in your source tree.  The INDEX builds
are currently working on the build cluster.  This sounds as though you
are missing at least one Makefile or one bsd.*.mk file.

In addition, these days most people should not need to rebuild the INDEX
file itself.  'cd /usr/ports && make fetchindex' should be sufficient for
most people who are not using customized build options, e.g. in /etc/make.conf.


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