Pkg upgrade question

Jason Pope boards188 at
Sun Sep 24 22:16:24 UTC 2017

Thank you for the quick response.

No, I don't believe other connections take this long to establish. At least
navigating between websites works fine and appears to be very responsive.

I just installed a new package with "sudo pkg install wget"; it takes
several minutes for the "Updating FreeBSD repository catalogue..." to
complete. I then get the response, "Proceed with this action? [y/N]:". I
answer "y" and it again takes right at 75 seconds for the download to begin.

Jason K Pope
boards188 at

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On Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 3:54 PM, Ben Woods <woodsb02 at> wrote:

> 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?
> Regards,
> Ben
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> From: Benjamin Woods
> woodsb02 at

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