Portsnap - Metadata is Corrupt

Pete Long pete at valar.uk.net
Wed Apr 14 15:19:03 UTC 2021

On 14 Apr 2021, at 16:10, Oleg Cherkasov wrote:

> On 14.04.2021 16:53, Pete Long wrote:


> The last time I had a similar issue the fix was to remove the content of
> /var/db/portsnap/. In case you do not have any custom ports it is easy to
> fix the problem. Make a copy of your customized ports and then merge it
> after a successful update.
>> I should add that my connection to the FreeBSD servers is incredibly and
>> uncharacteristically slow at the moment. It could be at my end but
>> generally I'm getting almost the bandwidth for which I've subscribed.
> It seems there are complaints in the list regarding slow download using
> freebsd-update. At the moment the update servers may be very popular due
> to 13.0-RELEASE or you have another issue with your network.

Thanks for the quick response Oleg. I should've added that I've tried
removing the contents of /var/db/portsnap and reissued the portsnap auto
command; somewhat lacking in patience I didn't wait for it to finish as the
speed was dial-up-esque.

I'll give that another go and see what happens.



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