Alternate method for fetching source

Lars Eighner luvbeastie at
Fri Jun 4 19:02:07 UTC 2010

On Fri, 4 Jun 2010, Ross Penner wrote:

> I'm trying to update my system and when I run cvsup, the connection
> repeatedly has problems (TreeList failed: Network write failure:
> Connection closed). I'm wondering if anybody can suggest any other
> method to grab the current source files?

You are talking about the system source, not the ports, right?

Actually, the advice is not much different.  In either case, cvsup does not
always work very well for big upgrades (such as across major version
numbers) and also (though it theoretically should) doesn't work well
creating a source tree from scratch.  If you install source (or ports) from
the most recent release below your taget before, cvsup is much less likely
to crack under pressure.

Also, consider changing your mirror.  Network conditions may be better for
you with some mirrors than with others.  And finally, make sure cvsup is
up-to-date with your current system.  It's in ports/net .

(Of course backup what you have before trying any of this.)

You may get a more specific response if you include uname -a for your
current system and the tags you are trying to use with cvsup.

Lars Eighner
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