Port re-index?

Phil Dobbin phildobbin at gmail.com
Sat Sep 22 09:08:37 PDT 2012

Bradley Giesbrecht wrote:
> On Sep 22, 2012, at 8:09 AM, Phil Dobbin wrote:
>> Hi, all.
>> I ran selfupdate very late last night & it started what looked like a
>> port re-index:
>> `Creating port index in
>> /opt/local/var/macports/sources/rsync.macports.org/release/tarballs/ports
>> Adding port aqua/AppHack
>> Adding port aqua/AppKiDo
>> Adding port aqua/AquaLess...`
>> I sent a SIGHUP when it got down to about:
>> `Adding port devel/hs-tagsoup
>> Adding port devel/hs-terminfo
>> ^C`
>> so this left me wondering wondering if this is a normal re-indexing of
>> all ports?
> Yes, after port updates the ports tree (port sync or port selfupate) the index must be updated to pickup changes to portfiles.
>> Any help appreciated.
> $ cd /opt/local/var/macports/sources/rsync.macports.org/release/tarballs/ports
> $ portindex
> # Depending on permissions you may need to use "sudo portindex".
> $ cd ~-

Thanks, Bradley.

Yeah, I'm used to the port file being updated but this looks like
*every* single port that MP provides.

I'll just run it before lights out tonight & let it do its thing.



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