[another "me too"] Re: portindex/portindexdb

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Tue Sep 7 12:11:22 PDT 2004

On Tue, Sep 07, 2004 at 07:38:07PM +0200, Nico Meijer wrote:
> Hi Matthew,
> >Another workaround is simply to set:
> >
> >    PORTS_DBDRIVER=bdb1_hash
> >
> >in your environment, and then use portsdb and portupgrade as usual.
> May I bluntly - yet politely - ask why you would prefer this workaround 
> as opposed to replacing `portsdb -Uu` with `portindex && portindexdb`, 
> other than to avoid having to install extra software?
> I can imagine a few, but I value your opinion.

Not having to install any extra software is the specific reason to
prefer this.  Using portsindex and portsindexdb is perfectly good as
well, but that means installing python and possibly the Postgres DB



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