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Date:      Mon, 26 Nov 2012 12:17:07 -0700 (MST)
From:      Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
To:        Tim Daneliuk <tundra@tundraware.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: When Is The Ports Tree Going To Be Updated?
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.00.1211261209050.34814@wonkity.com>
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On Mon, 26 Nov 2012, Tim Daneliuk wrote:

> On 11/26/2012 11:37 AM, jb wrote:
>> jb <jb.1234abcd <at> gmail.com> writes:
>> 
>>> >...
>>>>> > > ># portsnap fetch extract
>>>>> > > ># ls -al /usr/ports/IN*
>>>>> > > >-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  26879597 Nov 26 15:37 /usr/ports/INDEX-7
>>>>> > > >-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  26763600 Nov 26 15:38 /usr/ports/INDEX-8
>>>>> > > >-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  26744834 Nov 26 15:38 /usr/ports/INDEX-9
>>>>> > > >-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel   1654048 Nov 11 11:45 
>>>>> /usr/ports/INDEX-9.bz2
>> One detail.
>> The size of /usr/ports/INDEX-9 is 26744834.
>>
> 
>
> <SNIP>
>
> One wonders if using svn to keep the ports tree up-to-date might not be
> simpler, and perhaps, more reliable ...

Yes, but the index file is not part of the svn repository.  Normally it 
is built periodically on the server, but something seems to be holding 
that up, at least for INDEX-9.bz2.  It can be downloaded with 'make 
fetchindex', or built in place with 'make index' (slow--I think Mr. 
Seaman has a Perl version that's probably much faster).  portsnap 
appears to be getting an updated version, but fetchindex is not.

INDEX-7 and INDEX-8 are leftovers from previous versions of the 
operating system.  More specifically, from when that ports tree was 
running on an earlier OS version on that system.  They can be deleted.



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