Alternate method for fetching source
fbsd1 at a1poweruser.com
Fri Jun 4 22:12:06 UTC 2010
Ross Penner wrote:
> I'm trying to update my system and when I run cvsup, the connection
> repeatedly has problems (TreeList failed: Network write failure:
> Connection closed). I'm wondering if anybody can suggest any other
> method to grab the current source files?
> Thanks for any ideas
It has been my experience that when a new RELEASE cycle starts, Like
right now with 8.1, the ftp servers get a real workout. Having
difficulties making it through a complete download successfully in one
try is very unlikely.
Using ftp with a .netrc file to restart the download where it left off
is better than restarting over from the start. Read this url all the way
to the end where the restart is explained.
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