[38028] trunk/dports/PortIndex

William Siegrist wsiegrist at apple.com
Mon Jul 7 17:01:36 PDT 2008

On Jul 7, 2008, at 1:20 PM, Daniel J. Luke wrote:

> On Jul 7, 2008, at 4:15 PM, William Siegrist wrote:
>> From reading the script, it makes yet-another-checkout/update of  
>> the source instead of coexisting with PortIndex2MySQL and mprsyncup?
> yep.
>> It also reinstalls MP v1.6 every time?
> Well, it reinstalls the current release every time (I never bothered  
> to make the script smarter to only install if the release changed).
>> I run MP from trunk on the servers, and carefully jump to new  
>> versions, so I'd like to avoid reverting to 1.6 and/or getting a  
>> new MP install every day automatically.
> Its install is not system-wide, if that helps any. On my box, it all  
> lives in its own user's $HOME
>> I can probably unify the various scripts to all update to the same  
>> place so I dont have so many copies of MP source  laying around,  
>> but I was curious if the index *must* be done from a machine  
>> running the latest release instead of a reasonably-up-to-date trunk  
>> install?
> Yes. The PortIndex should only contain ports which can be parsed by  
> the current MacPorts release, so the portindex that generates it  
> needs to be from the current release. A newer version, which  
> supports newer keywords would add ports to the index that users  
> running the latest release version wouldn't be able to install.

Ok. I've setup a job to run at 00:45 and 12:45.  You can disable it on  
your machine.


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