Where's the docs for FreeBSD maintenance with Subversion?

Matthew Seaman matthew at freebsd.org
Thu Jul 4 08:42:24 UTC 2013

On 04/07/2013 09:00, Chris H wrote:
> 1) what to do with my current INDEX-8 && INDEX-8.db files?

When you grab the latest ports via SVN, your INDEX files will be quite
out of date.  Delete them, and grab an up to date version by 'make
fetchindex' (or by building your own)  IIRC INDEX-8.db is something
generated by portupgrade automatically from INDEX-8.

> 2) what of the "distfiles" directory

Save this.  Move it aside when you do your initial SVN checkout, and
then copy the content back into place under /usr/ports/distfiles
It won't interfere with subsequent SVN updates.



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