[HEADS UP] Ports Infrastructure Changes

Olivier Smedts olivier at gid0.org
Wed Mar 23 18:46:43 UTC 2011

2011/3/23 Doug Barton <dougb at freebsd.org>:
> On 03/23/2011 11:34, Olivier Smedts wrote:
>> 2011/3/23 Doug Barton<dougb at freebsd.org>:
>>> On 03/23/2011 03:48, Peter Jeffery wrote:
>>>> If I was looking for the Opera port, I'd look in www-clients and if
>>>> it wasn't in there then the next thing that I would be doing is hand
>>>> searching the INDEX file
>>> cd /usr/ports/&&  make search name=opera
>> Or
>> find /usr/ports -maxdepth 2 -name opera
>> Slower than make search but faster than building an INDEX file before
>> make search !
> Who said anything about building an INDEX? :)  If you use portsnap to update
> your ports tree it comes along for free. If not, then 'make fetchindex' will
> do the trick for you.

Will it take care of my INDEX-9 file for FreeBSD 9-CURRENT with the
following setting I just appended to /etc/portsnap.conf ?
# tail -n 1 /etc/portsnap.conf

I'm not sure (no irony, really asking), because "portsnap update -I"
does not modify /usr/ports/INDEX-9. Maybe DESCRIBE.9 is not
distributed on the portsnap servers.

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