Brooks Davis brooks at
Mon Oct 18 16:09:59 PDT 2004

[This has NOTHING to do with amd64.]

On Tue, Oct 19, 2004 at 12:54:09AM +0200, Gert Cuykens wrote:
> Is there a config file were i can chose a ftp mirror server ?

Add something like the following to your /etc/make.conf to cause the
ports collection to try a freebsd mirror server before other locations:


This example shows using an NFS mount of a local mirror as the default.

> Does the ports system use perl or is perl needed to use ports ? If so, why ?

"make index" requires perl because no one has stepped up and produced a
better solution.

-- Brooks

Any statement of the form "X is the one, true Y" is FALSE.
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