Why is freebsd-update so horrible slow?

Doug Hardie bc979 at lafn.org
Wed Apr 14 17:00:51 UTC 2021

> On 14 April 2021, at 02:49, Jacques Foucry <jacques+freebsd at foucry.net> wrote:
> Le mercredi 14 avr. 2021 à 10:37:37 (+0200), Isak Holmström via freebsd-questions à écrit:
>>> 14 apr. 2021 kl. 10:25 skrev X Guest <me at xguest.net>:
>>> maybe you have slow network connection to the update servers.
>>> you can give a try on checking the connection such as ping and traceroute.
>> It might be overloaded servers as well. Maybe try in a day or two. But 6 hours, that’s long. For me only about an hour.
> About 1 hour for me too.
> -- 

I updated 5 machines yesterday after receiving the announcement.  Three of them took about 5 minutes.  One took about an hour, and the last about 3 hours.  I didn't keep track of which server was used, but I believe the slowest was on server 4.  Also, the time required was dependent on the need to update the source.  The number of update files was more than about 5 times if source had to be updated.  The fastest updates were for the machines that were at 13.0-RC5.  The slower were for those on 12.x except for the the last one which did not update source.

-- Doug

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