On Mon, Jun 07, 2004 at 05:13:14PM +0800, Stephen Liu wrote:

> After running
> 
> # cvsup -g /usr/local/etc/cvsup/ports-supfile
> # cvsup -g /usr/local/etc/cvsup/stable-supfile
> before running
> # portupgrade -aRr
> 
> whether I need to run
> 
> # pkgdb -F 

You don't generally need to run this every time -- it does no harm if
you do though.  portupgrade(1) and friends will generally run this
automatically if needed.  If the dependencies get a bit mixed up, you
will be told that you need to run 'pkgdb -Fu'.

> # portsdb -Uu

This, or an equivalent command, is necessary.  Basically what it does
is build the INDEX or INDEX-5 file.  The command:

    # cd /usr/ports
    # make index

does basically the same thing.  Takes a while -- perhaps 10 -- 20
minutes on a typical machine.  Alternatively you can download a
freshly built copy from one of:

    http://www.freebsd.org/ports/INDEX
    http://www.freebsd.org/ports/INDEX-5

Those are about 5MiB apiece and they don't contain the effects of any
local settings from your /etc/make.conf.

        Cheers,

        Matthew 

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