portsnap on FreeBSD 4.6.2--snapshot corrupt

Young Sweet and Innocent youngsweetinnocent at gmail.com
Sat May 6 15:59:48 UTC 2006

On 5/4/06, Matthias Andree <matthias.andree at gmx.de> wrote:
> 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


1.  Yup, DNS works (I can ping and nslookup portsnap.freebsd.org).
2.  Yeah, I've been thinking of doing the upgrade.  We just use the
box as a mailserver
for a very few people (like five of us)  and really never took the
time--or made the effort--to
do an upgrade.  Sigh...I guess it's that time!

Kind regards,
Greg Chiu

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