portsnap DOESN'T WORK

Colin Percival cperciva at freebsd.org
Wed Apr 12 08:04:41 UTC 2006

Andrew Pantyukhin wrote:
> BTW, I didn't want to bother you, but I've had a similar problem
> on a very slow link. Portsnap tends to time out (in spite of the
> download is in progress, bytes are coming - just very slowly)
> and says that <something> is  corrupt. I think time outs should
> be tuned.

What does "portsnap --debug fetch" report?  Are you using a proxy?
Which part is timing out, downloading the initial snapshot tarball
or downloading lots of patches?

Colin Percival

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