portupgrade ideas page

Randy Pratt bsd-unix at earthlink.net
Wed Jun 7 16:10:43 UTC 2006

On Tue, 06 Jun 2006 23:48:05 +0400
Sergey Matveychuk <sem at FreeBSD.org> wrote:

> Portupgrade ideas page was created on our wiki server:
> http://wiki.freebsd.org/portupgrade
> I would like to hear your ideas, wishes and comments.

The INDEX fetched by "make fetchindex" almost never exactly matches
the ports tree that was cvsupped.  Usually it works fine but I have
seen on more than one occasion where portversion reports ports
having a version higher than the one in the INDEX.  Consequently,
I went back to building my own INDEX locally.

It would be nice if there were a way to synchronize your ports tree
to the snapshot used to create the INDEX used by "make fetchindex".
If I could figure out the date/time for that snapshot, then I
could cvsup using a "default date=YYYY.MM.DD.HH.MM.SS" in my

All things considered, I find the tools used to build ports work
quite nicely.  I've been updating ports several times a week for
about 6 or 7 years now with very few problems related to the tools




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