On Monday 02 March 2009 06:54:21 am Pieter Donche wrote: > Sometimes (not often) when installing ports from the ports collection or > upgrading ports (via portupgrade -R) when fetching some needed tar.gz > file, the fetch hangs, just like now: > > => rdiff-backup-1.2.6.tar.gz doesn't seem to exist in > /usr/ports/distfiles/. > => Attempting to fetch from > http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/rdiff-backup/. > fetch: > http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/rdiff-backup/rdiff-backup-1.2.6.t >ar.gz: Moved Temporarily > => Attempting to fetch from > http://ftp.cc.uoc.gr/mirrors/nongnu.org/rdiff-backup/. > rdiff-backup-1.2.6.tar.gz 43% of 191 kB 107 kBps > > This is now immobile for over an hour ... > > Up to now when such a hang occured, I just waited and waited and > eventually it would continue and finish the job. > > But, is there a safe way to do a retry? > I dare not just do a Ctrl-C and issue > # portupgrade -R rdiff-backup > again, since I have no no clue what could go wrong if one does that ... > > Or is it save to do Ctrl-C and try again?
It should be safe to do the Ctrl-c. You are doing a fetch. What can go wrong? If you only have a partial distfile, and portupgrade can't handle that, at the worst, you cd /usr/ports/distfiles, remove the partial file, and try again. Things only get messy if you kill a job during an install. Since nothing has been added to the port database, you can probably just install it again. I did a portupgrade -FN rdiff-backup-1.2.6,1 and was able to download the distfile. I only saw 18KBps, which I assume means there are a other people doing a fetch from that site. Kent -- kent Stewart Richland, WA http://users.owt.com/kstewart/index.html _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"