On Tue, 10 Aug 2004, Matthew Seaman wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 10, 2004 at 01:16:40PM +0100, Vince Hoffman wrote:
> > I just went to install netcat and portinstal seems to have broken, not
> > sure when or how though.
> >
> > the process i use (as normal)
> >
> > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [/root] [12:30]
> > #cd /usr/ports/net/netcat/
> >
> > <snip reading the pkg-desc etc>
> >
> > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [/usr/ports/net/netcat] [12:30]
> > #portinstall netcat
> > ** No such installed package nor such port called 'netcat' is found.
> >
> > fair enough this happens sometimes. so...
> >
> > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [/usr/ports/net/netcat] [12:30]
> > #portinstall net/netcat
> > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [/usr/ports/net/netcat] [12:30]
> > #
> >
> > ok i dont understand what happened here.
> > I have a cron job update my ports tree by cvsup every night then run a
> > portsdb -Uu after each update, a manual portsdb -Uu gives me
> >
> > a bunch of errors from MailScanner and others (dependency list incomplete
> > errors so not too big a deal.)
> > but also lots (more than a couple of screenfuls) of lines like this
> >
> > /usr/ports/INDEX-5:10775:Port info line must consist of 10 fields.
> > /usr/ports/INDEX-5:10776:Port info line must consist of 10 fields.
> > /usr/ports/INDEX-5:10777:Port info line must consist of 10 fields.
> > /usr/ports/INDEX-5:10778:Port info line must consist of 10 fields.
> > /usr/ports/INDEX-5:10779:Port info line must consist of 10 fields.
> >
> > should i just blow away my ports tree and re-CVSUP the whole thing ?
>
> Do you have an up to date version of portupgrade ? Latest is:
>
>     % pkg_info -I portupgrade\*
>     portupgrade-20040701_3 FreeBSD ports/packages administration and management tool 
> s
>
> And you should have a similar recent version of the Makefiles under
> /usr/ports/Mk: specifically, you should have bsd.port.subdir.mk v 1.55
>
> Looks like your portupgrade and the ports Makefiles are out of synch
> with respect to the change in the format of the INDEX{,-5} files that
> happened recently.  That means the number of fields in the INDEX went
> from 10 to 13.
>
>       Cheers,
>
>       Matthew

Doh, that would be the problem then, I thought i'd updated it but that
must have been on my laptop.
Many thanks,
        Vince

>
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