portsnap failing

Donald J. O'Neill duncan.fbsd at gmail.com
Fri Feb 24 19:07:16 PST 2006

On Thursday 23 February 2006 05:33, Ashley Moran wrote:
> I'm trying to update my ports tree on a 6.0-RELEASE/amd64 machine.  I
> get this error:
> Updating from Wed Feb 15 08:30:17 GMT 2006 to Thu Feb 23 10:20:03 GMT
> 2006. Fetching 3 metadata patches.. done.
> Applying metadata patches... done.
> Fetching 3 metadata files... /usr/sbin/portsnap: cannot open
> f1777c019669546744ef448c17531bdd125884253a6bf4b73f6e77001d7a0b12.gz:
> No such file or directory
> If I delete the portsnap files and try to fetch a new snapshot, I get
> this error instead:
> Fetching snapshot generated at Thu Feb 23 03:09:19 GMT 2006:
> f4b0454e7bce8a4decdb9190e22b8325a966e92005df5f 97% of   39 MB  118
> kBps 00m08s fetch: transfer timed out
> Neither of my i386 boxes have this problem.  Does anyone know where
> the issue lies?
> Ashley
Why are you deleting the portsnap files. That's a 39 MB file that you 
have to download everytime you do that. The idea is to just download 
the patches necessary to update the ports tree after 'portsnap fetch', 
'portsnap install' has been run once. After that, all you need to do is 
run 'portsnap fetch update', you'll get plenty of action from that. I 
think by now you're going to have to remove the ports tree and start 
over. Why not do it an easier way.


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