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Date:      Wed, 26 May 2021 00:11:53 -0400
From:      Janos Dohanics <web@3dresearch.com>
To:        FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Updating /usr/ports
Message-ID:  <20210526001153.e668d925df825e3486c5f7b9@3dresearch.com>
In-Reply-To: <CAN6yY1tjCCiSahAaVAnH2HAWuZCAw29ZEPrP2LerhEuFaK=8xw@mail.gmail.com>
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On Mon, 24 May 2021 12:35:00 -0700
Kevin Oberman <rkoberman@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 9:41 AM Janos Dohanics <web@3dresearch.com>
> wrote:
> 
> > Hello,
> >
> > The Handbook says "As needed, update /usr/ports after the initial
> > Git checkout:
> >
> > # git -C /usr/ports pull"
> >
> > [root@frigg ~]# portversion -v | grep -c "<"
> > [Reading data from pkg(8) ... - 294 packages found - done]
> > 7
> >
> > [root@frigg ~]# git -C /usr/ports pull
> > [...]
> > 855 files changed, 8990 insertions(+), 7435 deletions(-)
> >
> > [root@frigg ~]# portversion -v | grep -c "<"
> > [Reading data from pkg(8) ... - 294 packages found - done]
> > 7
> >
> > However, you also need to 'make index' which the Handbook does not
> > mention:
> >
> > [root@frigg /usr/ports]# make index
> >
> > [root@frigg /usr/ports]# portversion -v | grep -c "<"
> > [Reading data from pkg(8) ... - 294 packages found - done]
> > [Updating the portsdb <format:bdb_btree> in /usr/ports ... - 31205
> > port entries found
> > .........
> > 1000.........2000.........3000.........4000.........5000.........6000.........7000.........8000.........9000.........10000.........11000.........12000.........13000.........14000.........15000.........16000.........17000.........18000.........19000.........20000.........21000.........22000.........23000.........24000.........25000.........26000.........27000.........28000.........29000.........30000.........31000.. .....
> > done] 12
> >
> > --
> > Janos Dohanics
> >
> If you don't mind being a couple of hours out of date, "make
> -C /usr/ports feetchindex.". The index file is generated every 3
> hours (I think), and it's a lot faster than making it yourself.

Thanks, I know about 'make fetchindex' - this happens to be a
reasonably fast machine.

My point is though that 'git -C /usr/ports pull' apparently doesn't
update the port index, and the Handbook doesn't say you need to do
'make index' or 'make fetchindex'.

Also, 'portsnap fetch' && 'portsnap update' did update the index. My
reading of the Handbook was that 'git -C /usr/ports pull' alone gave
the same result as 'portsnap fetch' && 'portsnap update'.

> Also, the grep is not needed. 'pkg version -vl<" (or, "-vL=" to catch
> orphaned ports) will do the same thing. Don't worry if you are not
> using ports. pkg does exactly the same things for both ports and
> packages except for actually building ports. I thought that
> portversion was long gone. It's not on either v12 or 13 on my systems.

My bad habit, thank you for the reminder!

-- 
Janos Dohanics



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