Is portsdb -U broken again?

Roger Merritt mcrogerm at
Mon Jun 2 02:32:33 PDT 2003

At 03:32 PM 6/2/03, you wrote:
>in message < at>,
>wrote Roger Merritt thusly...
> >
> > 'portsdb -U' ... runs about forty minutes to an hour, reports
> > a couple of errors (telling me "" does not exist and the packing
> > list is incomplete), and then reboots with "Signal 12, Page Fault
> > in Kernel Mode (page not found)".
> >
> > The same thing happens when I try to run 'make index', but I can
> > run 'portsdb -u' and 'pkgdb -F' ok.
>Consider that index making (or "make describe") is CPU & disk
>intensive work; 'portsdb -u' and 'pkgdb -F' are nothing in
>Hardware problems perhaps?

Could very well be, it's a pretty old machine, but I just had a chance to 
run the Seagate utility on the hard drive and found no problems. Could be 
flaky memory chips, I suppose. If no one else has been having any more than 
the usual problems it probably is hardware.


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