What's up with cvsup.freebsd.org?

Greg Larkin glarkin at FreeBSD.org
Thu Sep 2 17:47:09 UTC 2010

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Dennis Glatting wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Sep 2010, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
>> Dennis Glatting <freebsd at penx.com> writes:
>>> This has been happening for several days. Is cvsup dead vs SVN? Cvsup
>>> is still listed in the handbook.
>> cvsup is still fine.  Please (as recommended in the handbook) use a
>> mirror closer to you.
> cvsup1, which has the same IP address as cvsup, /is/ listed as the
> server closest to me in the handbook. More specifically:
> /usr/local/etc/cvsup/update.sh -L2
> CVSup update begins at 2010-09-02 09:46:13
> Updating from cvsup1.freebsd.org
> Parsing supfile "/usr/local/etc/cvsup/supfile"
> Connecting to cvsup1.freebsd.org
> Connected to cvsup1.freebsd.org
> Premature EOF from server
> CVSup update ends at 2010-09-02 09:46:15
> Something has changed in the past several days and I'm now getting
> Premature EOF. (I operate a mirror within our enterprise.) If the server
> /is fine/, then why have I been getting this message for the past
> several days? Nothing has changed on my end.

Hi Dennis,

Instead of relying on a particular cvsup server, how about installing
fastest_cvsup (http://www.freshports.org/sysutils/fastest_cvsup)?

If you run it in your script and pass the resulting hostname to csup,
you'll get the server with the best response at that time.

Hope that helps,
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