something strange with amd64 or fetch or ports or gcc

David O'Brien obrien at
Mon Aug 30 15:54:48 PDT 2004

On Wed, Aug 04, 2004 at 04:28:54PM -0700, Steve Kargl wrote:
> While trying to build math/octave, make(1) stopped with
> lapack.tgz                                     99% of 4874 kB 2448 kBps
> fetch: lapack.tgz appears to be truncated: 4991991/4991992 bytes
> >> Couldn't fetch it - please try to retrieve this
> >> port manually into /usr/ports/distfiles/lapack and try again.
> *** Error code 1
> I haven't seen other reports of this behaviour.  This could
> be amd64 specific, caused by the new gcc, a 64-bit issue with
> fetch (I doubt this it, but...), or some problem in the 
> ports system *.mk glue.

What is your 'uname -a'?
Does    "strings -a /usr/bin/fetch | fgrep '$FreeBSD'"
show:   src/usr.bin/fetch/fetch.c,v rev 1.72 or later?

-- David  (obrien at

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