Protsnap won't fetch updates

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Tue Mar 20 00:05:37 UTC 2007

I'm trying to use portsnap on a 5.4 server which is behind a firewall, so I can't
use cvsup (the department that controls the firewall won't open the cvsup port).
I have my system setup with my proxy settings so that I can fetch files from the
Internet using HTTP or FTP protocol using either the fetch command or FTP. (for
instance sudo fetch will
successfully fetch that file.

I've installed portsnap and setup the conf file, but when I run it with the fetch
command, it always says I have the latest snapshot:
internal:~% sudo portsnap fetch
Fetching updated snapshot tag... done.
Latest snapshot on server matches what we already have.
No updates needed.
internal:~% sudo portsnap update
Removing old files and directories... done.
Extracting new files:

The /usr/ports/UPDATING file never gets updated, so I know it's not working! Any


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