bsd 6 index file

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Tue Dec 21 19:29:26 UTC 2010

On Dec 21, 2010, at 10:53 AM, Paul Macdonald wrote:
> I have a couple of older boxes on freebsd 6 that are reporting ports succeeding index, even after a fresh index has been downloaded.
> e.g
> portupgrade-2.4.8_1,2 >   succeeds index (index has 2.4.8,2)
> spamass-milter-0.3.1_11 >   succeeds index (index has 0.3.1_10)

FreeBSD-6 is past it's end of life, and the ports tree no longer maintains a current index file for 6.x.  You can do a "make index" yourself, but there are no guarantees that this will continue to work as time passes.  Time to upgrade to FreeBSD 7 or 8...


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