How to update ports tree indexes when using svn

S.N.Grigoriev serguey-grigoriev at
Mon Dec 10 15:04:17 UTC 2012

10.12.2012, 18:51, "David Wolfskill" <david at>:
> On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 06:39:56PM +0400, S.N.Grigoriev wrote:
>>  Hi list,
>>  after the security announcement ( I use svn to update my local ports tree. I've found out that the port index is not updated. What is the preferred/recommended way to update port indexes when using svn?
>>  ...
> First, I've redirected the list recipient from stable@ to ports@, as
> this has nothing to do with which branch of the OS you're using, and
> everything to do with the Ports collection.
> Second, it also has nothing to do with SVN (vs., e.g, CVS): regardless,
> the INDEX is a generated file, and does not come (directly) from the
> repository.
> Finally, you can perform "make index" in the ports directory, though
> this tends to be time-consuming.  "make fetchindex" is an alternative,
> but the usefulness of that depends on how recently that INDEX was built.
> Peace,
> david
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thanks for your detailed explanation. Thanks for all who responded my question.


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