/usr/ports/net/net-snmp Only contains Readme.html

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Wed Sep 8 11:20:52 PDT 2004

On Wed, Sep 08, 2004 at 10:40:18AM -0600, Tillman Hodgson wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 08, 2004 at 05:06:25PM +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> > The old directory still exists only because there's a readme.html file
> > in it -- if you delete that and re-run cvsup, the old net/net-snmp
> > directory will be deleted completely.
> Is there a handy way to automate the deletion of abandoned readme.html
> files in the ports tree?

    # find /usr/ports -name readme.html -print0 | xargs -0 rm

All of the readme.html files are generated content, and not in CVS, so
cvsup won't touch them.  Which is annoying.  On the basis that very
few of the copies of the ports tree hanging around people's systems
are ever actually accessed via the web, and the readme.html files tend
to become stale pretty quickly, and even fewer people than look at
them in a browser ever bother updating them; you might as well zap the
lot of them and have done with it.

If you decide want them back, you can always do "make readmes"



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                       26 The Paddocks
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