Ports transitioned to git.

I've run into that every now and then. Just delete the portsnap cache and try again.
Something like

mv /var/db/portsnap /var/db/portsnap.broken
portsnap fetch extract
I tried this, but the error persists.

EDIT: After numerous attempts, it workes now...
I have the same metadata problem using portsnap:
Any ideas how to solve this?
I nagged it to death and kept running portsnap fetch update and and portsnap fetch extract till that command downloaded a snapshot update of close to 30,000 patches. Then it was back to normal operation.

I updated this one last night with all the port breakage in the process detailed now fixed.
Re: <https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2021-April/293732.html>

portsnap update does not yet provide the most recent updates …

Two days ago, that was still true (with a test machine):

2021-04-15 18:35:56.png

This evening, things seem to be better.