On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 01:19:43AM -0800, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 09:24:43AM +0100, Thomas Krause wrote:
> > Dear list,
> >
> > as described in http://www.freebsd.org/releases/6.3R/announce.html
> > I tried a binary upgrade to 6.3R. But the command
> >
> > # sh freebsd-update.sh -f freebsd-update.conf -r 6.3-RELEASE upgrade
> >
> > failed with
> >
> > 10....2520....2530....2540....2550....2560....2570 ....2580....2590....2600....2610....2620....2630.. ..2640...
> > done.
> > Applying patches... done.
> > Fetching 1587 files... failed.
> >
> > Any ideas how to perform the upgrade?

>
> Does freebsd-update use ftp://ftp.freebsd.org at all? If so, I'm
> willing to bet the failure is caused by the FTP server being overloaded.
> With the announcement of 7.0-RELEASE, people are hammering the server;
> the few times I've tried to FTP to it, it's been returning "maximum
> number of connections exceeded" or something along those lines.


It is not using ftp.freebsd.org, but a quick chat to cperciva@
showed that his servers were upgrading about one machine per minute,
so that is quite an amount of HTTP requests he is getting.

I would either keep trying (use a caching proxy to keep your results)
or try again later.

Edwin
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