4.1-STABLE – fetch now going just fineIf you read my article on Upgrading to 4.1-STABLE – things to watch out for, you’ll know that I, and a few otheres, had problems with fetch. This problem has been fixed. Thank you Dag-Erling Smorgrav for providing the fix. Keep reading and I’ll show you how I fixed the problem.
ASSUMPTION: I’m assuming you didn’t do a make clean after your last build world. If you did, I’m not sure if these instructions will work for you. I recommend instead, that you cvsup, then build world. See The make-world script for how I do this.
Fetch the codeNow this may be a problem if your fetch is broken. If is it, you can always grab my 4.0-STABLE version of fetch from my website. It is available at [sorry that file is no longer available]. If you get that file, you should
- move it file to /usr/bin
- cd /usr/bin
- mv fetch fetch.doesnotwork
- mv fetch.4.0-stable fetch
Then fetch should work.
Then you should grab the fixed source code, after first saving the original.
cd /usr/src/lib/libfetch mv http.c http.c.4.1-stable.original fetch http://www.FreeBSD.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/src/lib/libfetch/http.c?rev=184.108.40.206
Compile fetchFirst, save your old fetch, just in case things go wrong:
cd /usr/bin cp fetch fetch.which.works
If you followed the instructions above for fetching http.c, then here’s how I compiled fetch:
make cleandir make obj make depend make install
Then your fetch should work correctly.
Cleaning upI notice that the original 4.1-STABLE version (which caused the problem) reported that the -b and -t options were deprecated. The fixed version does not do this. In other words, I’m still using, and must use fetch -b to obtain my files.
If you are happy with how everything is working, I’d delete the backups you made:
rm /usr/bin/usr/bin rm /usr/src/lib/libfetch/http.c.4.1-stable.original