portsnap fails if not root

Frank Leonhardt (m) frank2 at fjl.co.uk
Tue Nov 14 15:50:10 UTC 2017

On 14 November 2017 15:24:32 GMT+00:00, Frank Leonhardt <freebsd-doc at fjl.co.uk> wrote:
>Is there any reason why portsnap has to run as root? If you specify
>alternative ports dir and db dir using -p and - d, it should download
>and unpack stuff in home directory.
>Trouble us that it gets the tag, and starts fetching Metadata, but
>terminates with no message before it prints ..done. Not even a /n.
>Anyone know why before I start digging?

Okay, port snap is just shell script. Fetch fails and it just bombs. Will have a fix soon...

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