Portsnap: Cowardly Gives Up After Failure

Rene Ladan r.c.ladan at gmail.com
Sun Mar 9 14:02:21 UTC 2008

Gerard schreef:
> I just saw this 'portsnap' error message for the first time.
> Looking up portsnap.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 4 mirrors found.
> Fetching snapshot tag from portsnap2.FreeBSD.org... done.
> Latest snapshot on server is older than what we already have!
> Cowardly refusing to downgrade from Fri Mar  7 15:23:43 EST 2008
> to Fri Mar  7 10:15:54 EST 2008.
I see this happening about half the times I run portsnap.  The
erroneous image is always from March 7.

> I am not quite sure what caused this error to happen. I was thinking
> though that perhaps having some sort of retry flag might be a good
> idea. Maybe something like having 'portsnap' retry again in 5 minutes
> or try another server or whatever. I usually run 'portsnap' from CRON so
> active user participation is not really an option.
Retrying shortly after the error message usually helps for me.


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