failed to generate index

Scott DF sdf at
Fri Jun 11 22:41:26 GMT 2004

Using FreeBSD 5.2.1, when I try to rebuild the portsdb with

portsdb -Uu, I get the error below.

All worked fine until I cvsup'ed the ports collection last week.  I've 
done this for a couple years without problems.

Can you help me get past this?


 > cat /etc/make.conf
# -- use.perl generated deltas -- #
# Created: Thu Jan 29 09:15:40 2004
# Setting to use base perl from ports:

Updating the ports index ... Generating INDEX.tmp - please 
wait.."/usr/ports/Mk/", line 2: USE_LIBTOOL deprecated: 
replace with USE_LIBTOOL_VER=...
===> arabic/katoob failed
*** Error code 1
1 error

Before reporting this error, verify that you are running a supported
version of FreeBSD (see and that you
have a complete and up-to-date ports collection.  If so, then report
the failure to ports at together with relevant details of
your ports configuration (including FreeBSD version, environment and
/etc/make.conf settings).

*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports.
failed to generate INDEX!
portsdb: index generation error

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