Pkg upgrade question

Ben Woods woodsb02 at
Sun Sep 24 20:55:03 UTC 2017

On Sun, 24 Sep 2017 at 10:48 pm, Jason Pope <boards188 at> wrote:

> I am new to FreeBSD (obviously) and have FreeBSD 11.1 installed as a VM
> guest inside VirtualBox running on Mac OSX. I am using bridged mode for
> networking. Network speed is very good.
> My problem is when I upgrade packages. I run "sudo pkg update", then run
> "sudo pkg upgrade". The new packages download very fast, 400 to 800 kB/s,
> but there is always ~75 seconds between the ending of one package and the
> starting of the next package. Is that normal?
> I am currently updating 106 packages, so it will require 2 hours of time
> between package downloads in addition to the time to download the packages.
> Hi Jason,

No, this is not normal, but I have never seen it before.

Note that pkg creates a new connection for each package it downloads, so
there is normally a couple of seconds to negotiate it, but not 75secs.

Do other internet connections from the VM take this long to establish also?


From: Benjamin Woods
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