portsnap Generating a "Bad file descriptor" Error Message

Pierre-Luc Drouin pldrouin at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 14:14:21 UTC 2012


so I have been having problems using portsnap lately. I always get a "Bad
file descriptor" message when trying using it on one of my i386 machine:

Looking up portsnap5.freebsd.org mirrors... none found.
Fetching snapshot tag from portsnap5.freebsd.org... done.
Fetching snapshot metadata... done.
Fetching snapshot generated at Mon Sep  3 20:04:44 EDT 2012:
86abb3c6f24b24e7fdadda42805f9ae38f487177dcb949  0% of   67 MB    0  Bps
Bad file descriptor
86abb3c6f24b24e7fdadda42805f9ae38f487177dcb9493f5e0cb4f792490b2f.tgz: Bad
file descriptor

I tried fsck -y the /var, /tmp and /usr partitions and everything seems
fine. What could the problem be?


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