portsnap fetch metadata corrupted on amd64 - previous threads researched, do not fix issue

Steve Franks stevefranks at ieee.org
Sun Jan 21 20:21:06 UTC 2007

aire# portsnap fetch
Looking up portsnap.FreeBSD.org mirrors... using portsnap2.FreeBSD.org
Fetching snapshot tag... done.
Fetching snapshot metadata... done.
Updating from Sat Jan 20 17:19:42 MST 2007 to Sun Jan 21 12:49:55 MST 2007.
Fetching 4 metadata patches. done.
Applying metadata patches... done.
Fetching 4 metadata files... /usr/sbin/portsnap: cannot open
e4aab25eac822125c5d063501a381b8bb683a680cde58bb107b053c35a6194e2.gz: No such
file or directory
metadata is corrupt.

Anyone help? I noticed several earlier threads on this subject, several
seemed to experience this problem only on amd64 (my platform) I'm on

It is a 2-week old install, and I have always got this problem.  My i386
laptops on 6.1-stable fetch fine.

If I delete all files in /var/db/portsnap, it sucessfully downloads the 45MB
file again, then goes right back to this problem - could it be due to the
fact that 6.1 is now not the latest stable version?


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