How to fix fetching from [ devel/boost-* ]

Dmitry Marakasov amdmi3 at
Sun Nov 8 04:53:25 UTC 2009

* Alexander Churanov (alexanderchuranov at wrote:

> I've noticed that my ports are unable to fetch from sourceforge and
> usually fetch from FreeBSD sites.

boost-* fetches just fine for me.

> I recall there was a discussion on this, but I've missed the final
> statement.

After SF updated their distribution scheme, there was change to
and all ports hosted on SF.

Nothing more than correct MASTER_SITES is required. If your port doesn't
fetch, try `make fetch-urlall-list` and then try when on one of the
URLs - there should be no redirects or index.html's. If there are,
just go to SF download page, get the download url and give it to
wget again. There will be bunch of redirects and finally direct URL
which may be used in MASTER_SITES.

For example, if you're playing with boost 1.41 beta 1: (from download page)
V (redirect)
V (finally, direct link)

That's SF/boost/boost/1.41.0.beta.1, or
SF/boost/boost/${DISTVERSION:C/something/} if you like.

If you use firefox, you may be interested in this GreaseMonkey script,
which converts download URLs on SF to direct ones:

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