fetch and portinstall

horio shoichi bugsgrief at bugsgrief.net
Sat Dec 6 20:02:06 PST 2003

On Sat, 6 Dec 2003 00:09:02 -0700
mike bueide <mbueide at charter.net> wrote:
> When I install or upgrade a port, all attempts to an HTTP
> URL fetch are timing out.  Typically I'll just sudo
> portupgrade a port I wish to install.
> I am behind a firewall that uses nat and stateful rules.
> Ftp fetches work just fine.  I just would like to speed
> things up a bit by either causing the HTTP attempts to time
> out sooner or authorize them somehow.
> I have done digging via man  fetch.  It mentions some
> environment variables that can be set:
> 	HTTP_AUTH  (man 3 fetch)
> 	HTTP_TIMEOUT (man 1 fetch)
> I don't understand what user-name / password combination for
> HTTP_AUTH could be set to enable HTTP fetches.  Is it the
> same as the anonymous/email_address used when manually
> logging into ftp sites as a guest? 
> And, if I set these ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES, do I need them
> set it in the root shell, or the user running sudo? 
> Thanks to any who might respond.
> -- 
> 	Michael Bueide 
> 	mbueide (at) charter (dot) net .
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The site is misconfigured, or is simply down for a moment ?
Can you ping or traceroute to the host ?

If the site seems running, try with "FETCH_BEFORE_ARGS=-vv" and
see what the "real" complaints are meant.

horio shoichi

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