* Kent Stewart <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [2004-05-05 10:28]: > On Wednesday 05 May 2004 09:42 am, Joshua Lokken wrote: > > This is really not true. INDEX is updated infrequently and depending on > the version cvsup downloads will leave you with a version that can be > as much as 2 months out of date.
Maybe so; still, I've hardly ever (3 times) used portsdb -Uu, and I've had very few problems installing ports, or using portupgrade to upgrade ports, and my ports/pkgdb has always been nice and clean. I don't refuse any ports. > If you don't use ports such as portupgrade, it doesn't matter because > make will use the proper parameters from the port location. If you want > to use portupgrade, you have to rebuild INDEX[-5] and INDEX.db after > every cvsup. > > If you check the update dates on INDEX, you will see that it was updated > on 1 May, 28 Apr, 3 Apr, and then on 13 Feb. You could have missed an > important security fix because none of the ports such as portversion or > pkg_version would have recognized that the port had been updated. > > If it has only made a proper INDEX twice for you, I really suspect that > you are refusing ports that are important to the make index process. I > build the INDEXs twice a day and the last time make index failed was on > 12-13 Apr. FWIW, portsdb -U now uses "make index" to build INDEX. >From my own experience with ports, all of that work seems quite unnecessary. -- Joshua "Mmm Jar-Jar; everyone hates you, but me." -- Comic Book Guy _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"