ports from sourceforge

Ben Haga ben.haga at gmail.com
Mon Jul 7 18:35:52 UTC 2008

Wesley Shields wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 07, 2008 at 10:12:09AM +0200, Emanuel Haupt wrote:
>>> At this moment fetching ports from sourceforge.net is very slow. (+/-
>>> 4000 Bps)
>> Setting MASTER_SORT in /etc/make.conf might help. Have a look at
>> ports/Mk/bsd.port.mk.
>> Since I'm living in Switzerland I use the following:
>> MASTER_SORT=.ch .de .at .se .nl
> There is also ports-mgmt/fastest_sites which sorts MASTER_SITE_FOO based
> upon how long it takes to establish the TCP handshake.  The output is
> suitable for inclusion into make.conf.
> -- WXS
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I am with Wes here - use the script designed to fix the problem.  If 
nothing else, go by geographical proximity unless there is a specific 
reason not to go by that method.


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