make index

Michael P. Soulier msoulier at
Tue Jan 24 11:02:07 PST 2006

After running CVSup, I've seen people build their "index" via

cd /usr/ports
make index
# wait a frickin' long time

What is the index, and does it really require rebuilding after each CVSup?


Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at>
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a
touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction."
--Albert Einstein
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