make index

Dan O'Connor dan at
Tue Jan 24 11:11:20 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?

It's the index that's used to determine if installed ports are up to 
date. And yes, it takes a frickin' long time to generate...

I've automated it in my CVSup script, and run it at night, when I don't 
that it takes a long time. Here's what I do:

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