Error at "portsnap fetch extract" of DevelopersBootStrapAndDevISO

  • Trying to get my feet wet building pfsense, perhaps to make a custom installation CD.
    Following DevelopersBootStrapAndDevISO.

    First I installed FreeBSD 7.2 instead of 7.0 or 7.1 because that is what I understand 1.2.3 to be based on.  I did not create a jail because this is a single-use VM and it says "optional".

    Did step 1 box.
    Started step 2 box:

    portsnap fetch extract

    Looking up mirrors… 5 mirrors found.
    Fetching public key from done.
    Fetching snapshot metadata... done.
    Fetching snapshot generated at Sat Jun 12 21:34:40 EDT 2010:
    fetch:        2654  B  844 kBps
    Extracting snapshot... tar: Unrecognized archive format: Inappropriate file type or format
    tar: snap: Not found in archive
    tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors.

    Long number may have been copied wrong (Manual) but I assume that this is not important to someone pointing out my ignorant error.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    That sounds like it downloaded an incorrect file.

    Is this text box behind a proxy or portal of some kind? Or does it have direct access to the web? That file should be much larger than 2654 bytes.

  • Apologize.  It was blocked by my filter (dansguardian).  I will fix this and try again.

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