Problems with portsdb -Uu on FreeBSD 6.3

Sean Cavanaugh millenia2000 at
Mon Sep 8 22:13:14 UTC 2008

From: "perikillo" <perikillo at>
Sent: Monday, September 08, 2008 5:41 PM
To: "FreeBSD Mailing List" <freebsd-questions at>
Subject: Problems with portsdb -Uu on FreeBSD 6.3

>  Hi people.
>   Well I have time locking for a solution for this problem I have, I have
> googling around and have not found a solution, I have 2 serves running
> FreeBSD 6.1/6.2, normally I update my ports tree each day, but I already
> stop doing that because I still cannot fix the problems with the commmand:
> portsdb -Uu, each time I run that command on both servers I receive this
> error:
> Updating the ports index ... Generating INDEX.tmp - please 
> wait.."Makefile",
> line 56: Could not find
> make: fatal errors encountered -- cannot continue
> ===> sysutils/apcupsd failed
> *** Error code 1

CVSUP your tree to straighten it out. I noticed that portsnap will not fix 
damaged/missing files. 

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