cvsup problems....

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Mon Nov 20 07:45:03 PST 2006

Eric Schuele <e.schuele at> writes:

> On 11/18/06 18:32, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
>> Eric Schuele <e.schuele at> writes:
>>> On 11/18/06 11:37, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
>>>> Eric Schuele <e.schuele at> writes:
>>>>> I usually use  but it has not given me any new
>>>>> bits for several days now.  And if I use ANY other server what usually
>>>>> takes five minutes, takes 30-minutes to an hour (or they just
>>>>> hang). Which is terribly annoying.
>>>>> I've tried picking other servers by hand, and I've tried the
>>>>> fastest_cvsup script.  Doesn't seem to matter which I pick.  They all
>>>>> seem to be slow except cvsup5... and cvsup5 does not give me anything
>>>>> anymore.  No source, no ports, no docs.
>>>> does seem to have stopped updating.  I've
>>>> cc'd the "hubs" mailing list in case this was not known.
>>>>> I have not changed anything on my end.  Is there something going on
>>>>> that I am not aware of that is affecting the servers, or my ability to
>>>>> interact with them?  Is it related to the release, the move, anything?
>>>> I tried (the example you showed in your
>>>> supfile), and it seemed fine; not just fast, but fully in synch
>>>> with my usual cvsup host (although it was busy enough that I had
>>>> to try for a while before I got in).  So whatever is going on does
>>>> seem to be local to you.
>>> I don't know what it could be.
>> Try increasing the verbosity of cvsup; it may be able to tell you
>> what its problem is.
> Man page says
> cvsup -g -L 2 ${SUPFILE_DIR}/supfile
> Is as verbose as it gets.  Which is what I used in my last post.  Is
> there something more I can tweak?

My oversight; my apologies.  At this point, I would start looking at
the packet traffic directly, but that's my specialty...

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