portsnap on FreeBSD 4.6.2--snapshot corrupt

Matthias Andree matthias.andree at gmx.de
Thu May 4 15:14:49 UTC 2006

Young Sweet and Innocent wrote:
> I am trying to use portsnap for the first time and have a "snapshot
> corrupt" error:
> 1. Installed portsnap as
> #pkg_add -r portsnap
> 2.  Copied sample config file to config file
> 3.  Run portsnap as follows and receive the error message shown.
> --begin
> mail# portsnap fetch
> Looking up portsnap.FreeBSD.org mirrors... none found.

Is your DNS (resolver) working properly?

If your system really is FreeBSD 4.6.2, you may need to upgrade to 4.11
first, or if you are ready for a major change, upgrade to 6.1 (which has not
yet been released, but will be before too long). FreeBSD 4.6.2 is totally
unsupported, and ports support for 4.11 is somewhat limited in that not all
ports work properly on 4.11 and many port maintainers will run newer systems.

Hope that helps,
Matthias Andree

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