Sounds like you are missing the /usr/ports INDEX file or it's messed up big time. Try cvsup-ing the posts-base category. The INDEX file is part of that category. The ports-base category only contains the things that make the ports application function and will not effect any of your port config files you have previous downloaded to your hard drive. With out an current ports-base you have no bases from which to debug other ports problems. If you do not know how to do this, contact me back and I will give you instructions.
-----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Henrik W Lund Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2004 4:24 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: The fear of cvsupping my ports... Greetings! I was just wondering if anyone knew how to work around this little problem I have. I'm running 4.9-RELEASE, by the way. Now, the thing is, I run into problems when I've cvsupped my ports tree. "make index" bails out afer about 2 seconds, and "portsdb -U" spews out about 3000 lines of "<portname> missing:" " dependency list incomplete". This, of course, leaves my package database mangled, with portversion reporting all of my installed ports as being of a later date than the ones in the ports tree. I've tried cvsupping at various points in time over the past few weeks, but to no avail. A bit of snooping around led me to suspect that maybe it has something to do with the make program, but I'm not sure. Has anyone got any idea? Must I upgrade to -STABLE? I'd rather not, because in my experience those kinds of major upgrades leave the system anything BUT stable. On the other hand, I'm getting tired of reinstalling the ports tree from sysinstall to avoid complete and utter chaos. Please (b)cc: me, as I'm not a subscriber. Thanks!! Henrik W Lund Computer Engineering student Østfold College _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"