Ports doesnt respect fetch environment settings

Erwin Lansing erwin at FreeBSD.org
Mon Jun 21 10:10:47 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 11:04:16AM +0100, Tom Evans wrote:
> My company recently enabled proxy authentication for outgoing
> connections, and this has stopped ports from working.
> >From fetch(5), I understand that I can place my proxy authentication
> in plain text in the environment*, and this will allow fetch to work
> correctly, and this does work:
> > # env | grep -i proxy
> ftp_proxy=http://proxy:3128/
> HTTP_PROXY_AUTH=basic:*:tevans at domain.com:password
> HTTP_PROXY=http://proxy:3128/
> > # fetch http://googlecl.googlecode.com/files/googlecl-0.9.5.tar.gz
> googlecl-0.9.5.tar.gz                         100% of   36 kB   77 MBps
> However, the ports makefiles seem to do something funky to my
> environment which hides these environment variables, and so the ports
> infrastructure stops working:
You should use FETCH_ENV or FETCH_ARGS to pass information to fetch(1) from the
ports infrastructure.  It is documented in /usr/ports/Mk/bsd.port.mk,
search for FETCH_BINARY.  Hope that helps.


Erwin Lansing                                   http://droso.org
Prediction is very difficult
especially about the future                    erwin at FreeBSD.org
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