problems w/ touching all files?

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Thu Mar 11 19:46:16 UTC 2010

On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 11:05 AM, Richard DeLaurell <
richard.delaurell at> wrote:

> I made a big mistake the upshot of which is that many of my files
> (including
> many port/makefiles) have the wrong date.
> As a result, I get a lot of failures when trying to install from ports.
> I can get around it by temporarily setting the date, building the port,
> then
> resetting the date, but it is still inconvenient.
> I would rather not do a clean install at this point, but am wondering if
> "touching" all of the files on my system would solve this problem WITHOUT
> creating any new ones?
> If it would, what might those new complications be?
> As I say, it is not mission-critical at this point, but it would be helpful
> to fix this.
> Thanks for any help.

maybe try a portnsnap fetch extract, touch -m should help on

Adam Vande More

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