Question about portsdb -uU
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Sat Aug 2 06:25:28 PDT 2003
On Saturday 02 August 2003 11.59, dick hoogendijk wrote:
> On 02 Aug Hasse wrote:
> > I have a question about portsdb -uU
> > After a ports cvsup, does it replace the command make index in
> > /usr/ports ? Or do you recommend to use both ?
> portsdb -uU *DOES* replace the "make index" from /usr/ports.
> However: while is _is_ quicker, it has some disadvantages!
> I advice you to use:
> # make index
> # portsdb -u
> The "make index" is more accurate! It "sees" all the ports, while
> portsdb -U sometimes misses some. I like to have a 100% score because a
> lot of actions (deps i.e.) depend on a 'sound' portsdb.
> > Someone told me portsdb -uU is a lot faster, but it don't seem to be
> > that on my computers.
> On my computer it is (was) faster, but I want quality, so who cares. I
> can still work on my machine, can't I, while the index is being
> generated ;-))
Thx for clearifying this subject for me.
I've been using both commands, just to live on the safe side,
and will continue doing that.
As you wrote, and I fully agree :
" I like to have a 100% score because a
lot of actions (deps i.e.) depend on a 'sound' portsdb. "
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