By the way, if connections to a particular site fails for some reason for a package, the buildroot is supposed to "fall back" to files.gumstix.com -- if it's not doing that for you, there's a bug somewhere.
 
       I guess there must be a bug. I started the make and went away. When I came back it was on the 23rd retry of the ftp site in the uk. At
      this point the uk site is back up.
 
Warren