portupgrade: installed package "succeeds port" ?

Jim Trigg jtrigg at spamcop.net
Tue May 6 05:58:19 PDT 2003

On Tue, May 06, 2003 at 12:08:55PM +0900, Rob Lahaye wrote:
> Jim Trigg wrote:
> > 
> > Actually, I've found that "cd /usr/ports; make index" is more reliable 
> > than "portsdb -U".
> Are you sure? "make index" runs for ever here!
> On a 700 MHz Pentium III PC, it's already running for over an hour,
> without any indication of doing something useful. The /usr/ports/INDEX
> file has still size 0.
> portsdb -U also lasts for a long while, but at least finishes at some
> point :).
> Or have I broken anything in the ports administration?
> But what else is there than the INDEX file?

In my experience, while make index takes longer than portsdb -U, it is
more reliable.  (I have seen make index work when portsdb -U fails; I
have never seen portsdb -U work when make index failed.)

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