Downloading OOo, other ports outside of the system?

Sergey 'DoubleF' Zaharchenko doublef at
Thu Nov 13 01:00:14 PST 2003

On Wed, 12 Nov 2003 17:14:38 -0700 Robin Schoonover <end at> probably wrote:

> On Wed, 12 Nov 2003 13:48:20 -0700, "Preston Crawford"
> <me at> wrote:
> > I have what may seem like an odd question. I have a new FreeBSD 4.9
> > system that I want to install OpenOffice and some other stuff on. Most of
> > the stuff left to install is pretty big and thus will be hard to download
> > via ports over my dial-up connection (yes, I use dial-up). I know it's
> > possible to download tarballs and drop them into the ports tree somewhere
> > so you don't have to do the download. I'm wondering how easy this is,
> > though. By that I mean, if I wanted to say install Tomcat, Java,
> > OpenOffice, etc. in this manner how would I know which package to
> > download? And from where? I'd like to download these at work, burn them
> > on a CD and take them home. However, since I'm not in front of my machine
> > I don't know where ports will be looking for these files. Anyone know?
> running make fetch-recursive-list will tell you everything including -all-
> the places you can get the files.  If you use a windoze box at work
> however, it'll be slightly painful, since you have to copy each url one by
> one (I imagine using something else like linux wouldn't be too bad, since
> you can generally make it use wget by running it with FETCH_CMD=wget).
> I've never actually done it this way though, and one issue I see is the
> fact that /usr/ports/distfiles has certain things semi-ordered (openoffice
> stuff is dumped into /usr/ports/distfiles/openoffice for example), and I
> don't think fetch-recursive-list does anything about it. Of course, this
> just means you have to move a few things around when you get home.

You can learn where exatly you need the distfile by looking at the line
starting with

[I use wget as my fetch command][lines wrapped on ||]

$ cd /usr/ports/editors/openoffice/; make fetch-recursive-list| head -n 1
/usr/bin/env wget -c -T 5  ||
/usr/bin/env wget -c -T 5  ||
/usr/bin/env wget -c -T 5  ||
/usr/bin/env wget -c -T 5  ||
/usr/bin/env wget -c -T 5  ||
/usr/bin/env wget -c -T 5  ||
/usr/bin/env wget -c -T 5  ||
/usr/bin/env wget -c -T 5  ||
echo OOo_1.0.3_source.tar.bz2 not fetched

This means that the distfile OOo_1.0.3_source.tar.bz2 should be put in

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