fetch and portinstall
mbueide at charter.net
Fri Dec 5 23:16:24 PST 2003
When I install or upgrade a port, all attempts to an HTTP
URL fetch are timing out. Typically I'll just sudo
portupgrade a port I wish to install.
I am behind a firewall that uses nat and stateful rules.
Ftp fetches work just fine. I just would like to speed
things up a bit by either causing the HTTP attempts to time
out sooner or authorize them somehow.
I have done digging via man fetch. It mentions some
environment variables that can be set:
HTTP_AUTH (man 3 fetch)
HTTP_TIMEOUT (man 1 fetch)
I don't understand what user-name / password combination for
HTTP_AUTH could be set to enable HTTP fetches. Is it the
same as the anonymous/email_address used when manually
logging into ftp sites as a guest?
And, if I set these ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES, do I need them
set it in the root shell, or the user running sudo?
Thanks to any who might respond.
mbueide (at) charter (dot) net .
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