Portsnap metadata corruption

RW rwmaillists at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 4 16:43:36 UTC 2019

On Mon, 4 Nov 2019 09:12:17 +0000
Arthur Barlow wrote:

> When trying to fetch the latest update for portsnap today I got the
> following message:
> Fetching 4 metadata files... /usr/sbin/portsnap: cannot open
> adce305cc15ca8f18dc8ca52e8c91a04ac3f49638d405e5f96abdb01fd70f501.gz:
> No such file or directory
> metadata is corrupt.

You can delete the contents of /var/db/portsnap/ and it will be
recreated by downloading a new snapshot tarball.

Any information about the ports directory is in the ports directory
itself, so you don't need to delete it or do a new 'extract'.

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