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