Failing to retrieve source tarballs for anything.

Rodney W. Grimes freebsd-rwg at
Sun Sep 2 00:20:50 UTC 2018

> On 2 September 2018 at 05:25, Alex McKeever <alex.mckeever at> wrote:
> > After compiling PKG, when I go to ports to compile anything (my eMac can run FreeBSD but not modern Linux due to the version of the Radeon GPU) it fails to retrieve any of the source tarballs for any of the software, desktop environments etc. I would like help to fix this, as I?d like to run something current.
> >
> How old is your ports tree? It it up to date? What sort of problems
> are you seeing in fetching the port sources?
> Since no one else has reported any problems, it is most likely
> something to do with your local environment.

Can you fetch ANY ports items?
Can you ping

As stated earlier, the exact error message(s) would probably be
very informative and without them we are all kinda shooting
in the dark as to what of a million different things could be

Rod Grimes                                                 rgrimes at

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