portsnap fetch corrupt
freebsd.user at seibercom.net
Tue Feb 15 11:49:20 UTC 2011
On Tue, 15 Feb 2011 08:00:55 +0100
Alain G. Fabry <alainfabry at belgacom.net> articulated:
> Whenever I try to do a portsnap, it tels me metadata is corrupt.
> harley# portsnap fetch update
> Looking up portsnap.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 5 mirrors found.
> Fetching snapshot tag from portsnap5.FreeBSD.org... done.
> Fetching snapshot metadata... done.
> Updating from Fri Feb 11 01:08:40 CET 2011 to Tue Feb 15 07:25:54 CET
> 2011. Fetching 3 metadata patches. done.
> Applying metadata patches... done.
> Fetching 3 metadata files... /usr/sbin/portsnap: cannot open
> No such file or directory metadata is corrupt.
> I've already removed /var/db/portsnap directory, and redo the
> portsnap fetch, but the problem remains since several days now.
> What can I do to get this going again?
> Running FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE #0
That annoying problem pops up once or twice a month on my machines
also. It appears to be, although I have never taken the time to confirm
it, dependent on what URL portsnap is attempting to download from. The
problem usually goes away in 24 to 72 hours. As far as I can tell, it
does not require any user intervention; although I suppose you could
try playing around with it. Honestly, the vicissitude of "portsnap" is
something that I have become accustomed to.
I just ran portsnap and got this output:
Looking up portsnap.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 5 mirrors found.
Fetching snapshot tag from portsnap5.FreeBSD.org... done.
Fetching snapshot metadata... done.
Updating from Mon Feb 14 06:59:32 EST 2011 to Tue Feb 15 06:30:44 EST 2011.
Fetching 3 metadata patches.. done.
Applying metadata patches... done.
Fetching 0 metadata files... done.
Fetching 66 patches.....10....20....30....40....50....60... done.
Applying patches... done.
Fetching 4 new ports or files... done.
Removing old files and directories... done.
Possible the problem has all ready dissipated.
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