usr/ports make readmes & description

RW rwmaillists at
Fri Oct 2 15:21:13 UTC 2020

On Fri, 2 Oct 2020 04:21:15 +0100
tech-lists wrote:

> That's what it's missing. Maybe the ports tree got too big for this I
> guess? The bit in that that's not getting run
> appears to be this:
> [...]
> readmes: readme ${SUBDIR:S/^/_/:S/$/.readmes/}
>          @${ECHO_MSG} "===>   Creating README.html for all ports"
>                  @perl ${PORTSDIR}/Tools/make_readmes <
>                  ${INDEXDIR}/${INDEXFILE}
> [...]
> I never see "Creating README.html for all ports" regardless of whether
> i'm in /usr/ports or /usr/ports/category when I run "make readmes". Is
> this a bug?

It's only supposed to work in the top-level of the ports tree.  It
needs perl to be installed and the *correct* Index file, e.g. INDEX-12
if you are running some form of FreeBSD 12. 

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