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Date:      Thu, 05 Jul 2007 08:57:55 -0400
From:      Lowell Gilbert <>
To:        "Dinesh Pandian" <>
Subject:   Re: fetch hangs during Make, portupgrade -a, or portmanager -u..
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> (Dinesh Pandian's message of "Thu\, 5 Jul 2007 02\:34\:16 +0800")
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"Dinesh Pandian" <> writes:

> Please help me out with a really annoying little problem that bugs me
> everytime I try to install applications from ports.
> When I try to run portupgrade -a  or  portmanager -u,
> when Make fetches the files from the servers, fetch
> normally hangs randomly sometime through the downloading
> of the distfile. The only solution I've thought about is aborting
> the upgrade procedure and issuing the same command again,
> hoping that fetch resumes where it left off.
> In bigger files, > 5MB, I'd have to repeat this process several
> times to download a single distfile.
> I've tried setting the FTP_PASSIVE_MODE env ON and OFF
> to no avail.
> I can't seem to find a problem with the internet connection
> as httpd and ftpd works perfectly fine!

Is there a firewall in the way?  NAT?

Have you tried using fetch(1) from the command line, with increased
verbosity level?

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