Portsnap and freebsd-update don't work behind transparent proxy?

Joe S js.lists at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 16:15:12 PST 2007

I have a 2 fresh installs of FreeBSD 6.2 on i386 box and on a vmware host.

Both hosts are behind a transparent proxy.

Both tools, which use phttp, fail.

# freebsd-update fetch
Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 1 mirrors found.
Fetching metadata signature from update1.FreeBSD.org... done.
Fetching metadata index... done.
Inspecting system... done.
Preparing to download files... done.
Fetching 26 patches. done.
Applying patches... done.
Fetching 25 files... failed.

# portsnap fetch
Looking up portsnap.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 4 mirrors found.
Fetching snapshot tag from portsnap3.FreeBSD.org... done.
Fetching snapshot metadata... done.
Updating from Tue Nov  6 16:55:02 PST 2007 to Wed Nov  7 13:35:57 PST 2007.
Fetching 0 metadata patches. done.
Applying metadata patches... done.
Fetching 0 metadata files... done.
Fetching 22 patches. done.
Applying patches... done.
Fetching 21 new ports or files... /usr/sbin/portsnap: cannot open
No such file or directory
snapshot is corrupt.

I've tried multiple times all day. Same results each time.

How do I get around this?

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