FreeBSD 6.4 stable
ohauer at gmx.de
Sun Mar 25 19:45:08 UTC 2012
On 2012-03-25 20:26, Jos Chrispijn wrote:
> I just re-animated an my old FreeBSD server but have some serious issues with updating my ports collection:
> fetch: http://www.FreeBSD.org/ports/INDEX-6.bz2: Not Found
> *** Error code 1
> I already tried:
> portupgrade make fetchindex
> portupgrade make index
> but every time the first error comes up. Can someone tell me how solve this?
6.4 is EOL but it seems the index is build for portsnap.
Even in 8.3-RC2 you can find the following lines in /etc/portsnap.conf
INDEX INDEX-6 DESCRIBE.6
INDEX INDEX-7 DESCRIBE.7
INDEX INDEX-8 DESCRIBE.8
At last on my 8.3-RC2 system INDEX-6 will be renewed per default during "portsnap update"
So if you use portsnap you have a real chance to get INDEX-6 but ports are not guarantied to build since most of the 6.x specific parts are already removed from the ports tree.
If you want to try portsnap rename /usr/ports to ports.old so you have your old tree as fall-back.
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