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Date:      Tue, 07 Aug 2007 22:56:32 +0100
From:      Adam J Richardson <>
To:        Rakhesh Sasidharan <>
Cc:        "Arend P. van der Veen" <>,
Subject:   Re: portsdb and cvsup
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Rakhesh Sasidharan wrote:
> During my first few days with FreeBSD, however, I used to run ''portsdb 
> -Fu''. My understanding is that that would fetch the INDEX-6 and update 
> INDEX-6.db (since I am on FreeBSD 6.x) but I don't see why I should do 
> this coz the INDEX files are updated when I update the ports tree 
> anyways! (If I have understood this incorrectly, someone please correct 
> me).

Hi Rakhesh,

What you say about the -F and -u flags sounds right. It's my 
understanding that "portsdb -Fu" is only required when the ports 
database gets a little bit messed up and the system prompts you. It's an 
easy one to remember, because as Dru said in that article, you may be 
thinking something similar at the time. ;)

Adam J Richardson

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