Trouble Upgrading VIM

Herbert J. Skuhra h.skuhra at
Tue Jun 30 23:21:03 UTC 2009

At Tue, 30 Jun 2009 18:15:06 -0400,
APseudoUtopia wrote:
> Hey,
> I emailed the list about two weeks ago, but received no responses. I'm
> having problems upgrading the VIM-Lite port from version 7.2.171 to
> 7.2.209. I'm getting the following error:
> => 7.2.041% doesn't seem to exist in /usr/ports/distfiles/vim.
> => Attempting to fetch from
> fetch: Bad Request
> This "Bad Request" continues for all the mirrors of the patch file. It
> seems that a percent sign is being appended to the URL for some
> reason. I was informed on IRC that this was a known problem and it was
> corrected some time ago. I have been updating my ports tree both daily
> (via the cron option) and immediately before I try updating. I use
> Portsnap to update the tree. This did not solve the problem. I then
> deleted my entire ports tree, along with all files in
> /var/db/portsnap, then ran portsnap fetch extract. After extracting an
> entirely new ports tree, the error upgrading VIM-Lite still occurred.
> Any ideas on how to solve this problem? It's been going on for some time now.

The vim port uses a modified patch and therefore the file was renamed
(7.2.041%). It's not available from the official vim mirrors.

Don't hit "^C" during make fetch. The last site will serve you the file.

=> Attempting to fetch from
7.2.041%                                      100% of   21 kB   38 kBps

Or run:

# cd /usr/ports/distfiles/vim/
# fetch

- Herbert

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