INDEX has lower version of ports than installed ones

Jeremy Chadwick koitsu at FreeBSD.org
Mon Nov 17 11:59:50 PST 2008


On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 08:28:49PM +0100, Andre Wensing wrote:
> Does anyone know if INDEX has been updated recently? For some reason  
> `pkg_version -IvL =` reports me that I've got newer ports than INDEX has:
>
> server# pkg_version -IvL =
> amavisd-new-2.6.1_1,1               >   succeeds index (index has 2.6.1,1)
> cyrus-sasl-2.1.22_2                 >   succeeds index (index has 2.1.22_1)
> cyrus-sasl-saslauthd-2.1.22_1       >   succeeds index (index has 2.1.22)
> dcraw-8.88                          >   succeeds index (index has 8.86)
> dirmngr-1.0.2                       >   succeeds index (index has 1.0.1_2)
> dovecot-1.1.3_1                     >   succeeds index (index has 1.1.3)
> mysql-client-5.0.67_1               >   succeeds index (index has 5.0.67)
> mysql-server-5.0.67_1               >   succeeds index (index has 5.0.67)
> pcre-7.8                            >   succeeds index (index has 7.7_1)
> postfix-2.5.5,1                     >   succeeds index (index has 2.5.4,1)
> rrdtool-1.3.3                       >   succeeds index (index has 1.3.1)
> squirrelmail-1.4.16                 >   succeeds index (index has 1.4.15_1)
>
>
> server# uname -a
> FreeBSD server.home.local 6.4-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 6.4-PRERELEASE #6: Wed  
> Sep 24 06:04:20 CEST 2008  
> root at server.home.local:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  i386
>
> How can this be? The ports-tree has thawed, right (at least, according  
> to the release-schedule for 6.4)?

When you update your ports via csup (not sure about portsnap), the INDEX
file **is not** updated.

You can either rebuild it yourself (make index), or you can fetch it by
doing "make fetchindex".  I prefer the latter.

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