So it's been a while since I opened up the GUI, and forgot to prepare for the April 6 update. I opened up the GUI on Aug 8 2018. The daemon started up, and began to sync, for about 12 hours.
It stopped syncing, so I started searching for how to fix it.
I went though a few guides. I ended up deleting a file called .p2psomething.bin in the hidden .bitmonero folder at the advice of one of the threads here on StackExchange. It still didn't fix anything.
I did one other step from that same thread, where I changed the amount of blocks the daemon synced each time to 10 (I think...I lost the thread) instead of 20.
I also tried connecting to a remote node instead of a local node. Also no results.
When I click on bitmonero.log I can see a variety of errors like:
contrib/epee/include/net/http_client.h:456 Unexpected recv fail
2018-08-09 20:04:05.620 0x7fff9f716380 ERROR msgwriter src/common/scoped_message_writer.h:102 Error: Problem fetching info-- rpc_request: 2018-08-09 20:04:50.466 0x7fff9f716380 INFO global
*:WARNING,net:FATAL,net.p2p:FATAL,net.cn:FATAL,global:INFO,verify:FATAL,stacktrace:INFO,logging:INFO,msgwriter:INFO 2018-08-09 20:01:33.532 0x7fff9f716380 INFO global
However, I also see that it's currently "popping blocks". The current status is:
2018-08-09 20:26:34.740 0x7fff9f716380 INFO global src/cryptonote_core/blockchain.cpp:462 Popping blocks... 1620196
It reduces the number by 100 each time.
Should I let it go through the rest of the blocks to pop? Seems like that will take a while.
I'm not sure if I should continue to troubleshoot to just start over. Thanks for any help!
*Mac OSX Sierra 10.13.6 *monero-gui-mac-x64-v0.12.3.0