dead slow update servers

hw hw at
Fri Jul 12 23:37:32 UTC 2019

"Kevin P. Neal" <kpn at> writes:

> On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 07:04:23PM +0200, hw wrote:
>> Hi,
>> are you guys seriously expecting users to download packages they want to
>> install at speeds around 25kb/s?  I'm already annoyed about them being
>> painfully slow when downloads are 1000 times faster than that.
>> Unless there is a solution to this problem, I will probably give up on
>> trying out freebsd right away because usage in production even on my
>> servers at home, let alone at work, simply won't be feasible.
> I don't actually know why it would be so slow, but it may be that lots of
> people are upgrading to the new 11.3 release and the servers are swamped.
> Which means that any other week there probably won't be an issue.

Ok, maybe I'll try again next week.  In the meantime, Trueos seems quite
likeable except that it somewhat forces you to use ZFS.  Since I don't
want ZFS for what I'm doing, freebsd would probably be better.

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