bsd 6 index file

Paul Macdonald paul at
Tue Dec 21 20:17:31 UTC 2010

On 21/12/2010 19:29, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> 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...
> Regards,
yup, yup, i know! these boxes are scheduled for upgrades once i get to 
the data center (freebsd-update works great, but it only takes one typo 
in the merged config files for a reboot to fail)

INDEX-6 matched ports fine up till today however, which is why i posted.

maybe today was the 'day'.

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