INDEX|DESCRIBE-N not provided by portsnap server

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at
Sat Aug 25 01:58:06 UTC 2012

On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 12:02:59PM +0300 I heard the voice of
Sergey V. Dyatko, and lo! it spake thus:
> Building new INDEX files... INDEX-7 not provided by portsnap server;
> INDEX-7 not being generated. DESCRIBE.7 INDEX-8 not provided by
> portsnap server; DESCRIBE.7 INDEX-8 not being generated. DESCRIBE.8
> INDEX-9 not provided by portsnap server; DESCRIBE.8 INDEX-9 not being
> generated. done.

This has happened to me on -CURRENT since mid-Feb.  Been meaning to
send a mail about it...  it seems like something odd in sh, failing to
see the right response to checking the existence of a file.

You can work around it by adding a "portsnap -I update", which
succeeds in building the INDEXen.

Matthew Fuller     (MF4839)   |  fullermd at
Systems/Network Administrator |
           On the Internet, nobody can hear you scream.

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