Problem with index

Tijl Coosemans tijl at
Mon Feb 20 12:42:57 UTC 2017

On Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:29:47 +0000 Matthew Seaman <matthew at> wrote:
> On 2017/02/20 11:36, Gerard Seibert wrote:
>> I just updated my ports tree using "portsnap". I then ran the following
>> command:
>> /usr/sbin/pkg version -vL=
>> This resulted in the following message:
>> postfix-current-3.2.20170129,4     >   succeeds index (index has 3.2.0.r1,4)
>> This does not seem correct. What is happening and how do I correct it?   
> Your index file is out of date -- portsnap doesn't updated it because it
> changes too fast to be suitable for keeping in SVN.
> You need to
>   # make fetchindex
> from /usr/ports to download a pre-built index.  Or build your own, by
> 'make index'.  Or tell 'pkg version' to compare versions directly with
> what's in your ports tree by 'pkg version -vP=' (but this will be quite
> a bit slower).

Portsnap should update the INDEX file.  Check /etc/portsnap.conf.  There
should be a line like this: INDEX INDEX-<N> DESCRIBE-<N> where <N> is the
major version of the FreeBSD release you have installed (10, 11 or 12).

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