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Update Station problem

Postby Mach28-5? » Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:27 am

Notice has been received about 287 updates on recently installed 10.3. I click update and it checks repositories then does some fetching. Then very shortly after either the window disappears or it will sometimes display message "Updates successfully completed". But very shortly thereafter multiple Update Stations report the same updates are still available. I've attempted this multiple times with the same resullt - it doesn't appear to be installing anything.

Update: Optopkg is giving a little more info. Updating is stopped at pkg update libreoffice 5.2.4.2 from FreeBSD: Operation timing out.
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Re: Update Station problem

Postby kraileth » Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:59 am

Hi Mach28-5?,

this sounds like a problem with one of the FreeBSD package mirrors. I would imagine that the problem will be fixed quickly.

You can also try to do the upgrade via the terminal:

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pkg update
pkg upgrade


to probably see even more details. If the problem persists, please post again.
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Re: Update Station problem

Postby Mach28-5? » Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:02 pm

"pkg update" and "pkg upgrade" times out as well.

pkg: http://pkg.FreeBSD.org/FreeBSD:10:i386/ ... gesite.txz: Operation timed out
pkg: http://pkg.FreeBSD.org/FreeBSD:10:i386/ ... .2.4_2.txz: Operation timed out

I can reach both addresses via browser. I'll wait a bit till it's cleared up.

Thanks.
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Re: Update Station problem

Postby ASX » Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:39 am

The time to download some file is exceeding some limits (fset on FreeBSD servers).
Either you are on a low speed connection or there is some network issue out there. Switching mirror might help if that is the case.

see this: https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/55172
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Re: Update Station problem

Postby Mach28-5? » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:57 pm

Its definitely not a speed issue locally. As far as changing the mirror, without a gui its a little above my head here.

This is what the /etc/pkg/Freebsd.conf says and what the servers are:



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Re: Update Station problem

Postby ASX » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:53 pm

Currently, freensd.org do have issues with IPv6 connectivy, therefore if by any chance you are connecting thru IPv6 most likely the reason for a "timeout".
On the other side, some browser need to explictitly set IPv6 connectivity as default, else will use IPv4, that would explain why you are able to to access the packages repository.

try the two 'fetch' command detailed here: https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/2856 ... ost-340165
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Re: Update Station problem

Postby Mach28-5? » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:37 pm

Thanks, but I must be missing something. That 2012 post referred to browser connectivity to the FBSD forums. How would I apply that to the pkg command or change Upgrade Station settings to use IPv4? "pkg -4 upgrade" didn't work - it still timed out.
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Re: Update Station problem

Postby ASX » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:33 pm

The IPv6 issue seems solved by now. pkg -4 should have worked if that was the issue, but look like it was not.
I'm perplexed by the fact that you can access the pkg repository thru the browser, and not via pkg ...
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