using wget for FETCH_CMD

Brady Montz bradym at
Fri Mar 19 09:58:33 PST 2004

Hello, I've been using wget as my FETCH_CMD in /etc/make.conf for some
time now, as it's the only thing I've been able to use to reliably get
through the microsoft proxy server.

Now, when I "make fetch", I get this error:

wget: illegal option --

and according to the thread "/etc/make.c & wget..." on this list, a
couple weeks back it appears that a recent change to /usr/ports/Mk/*
broke this, and now FETCH_CMD needs to use fetch.

The problem is, that I while I fetch does seem to be able to download HTTP
urls, I can't get it to download FTP urls through the proxy.

I've tried various combinations of FTP_PROXY and FTP_PASSIVE_MODE. Is
there anything else I can set? 

Finally, is there any way I can get it to use wget again?

 Brady Montz
 bradym at

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