Getting INDEX-6.bz2 solved
af300wsm at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 17:32:02 UTC 2007
Sorry for not posting a follow-up to my original request for help, but
google mail doesn't show messages sent from me until someone responds.
As I was thinking about the problem, I noticed that the fetch
directive for "make fetchindex" in /usr/ports was trying to get the
file from htt://www.freebsd.org/ports/INDEX-6.bz2. Well, I realized
that our IT structure here is for a proxy server for http stuff.
After reading through the manual pages for fetch(8) and fetch(3) I
setenv HTTP_PROXY <URL for our proxy>
and walla, everything worked. So, problem solved.
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