proxy problems when updating ports

Dino Vliet dino_vliet at
Tue Feb 10 08:25:10 PST 2004

I can't use the cvsup method of updating my ports
collection because I'm behind a proxy server and no
matter what I try (like putting HTTP_PROXY = my.proxy
in my environment as superuser and rerunning cvsup),
my system can't seem to connect.....

Is there another way of obtaining the same?

In the handbook, you could use /stand/sysinstall. But
if I do that, what files under /usr/ports do I have to
backup (like /usr/ports/distfile for instance..)
Will that work? If I just use /stand/sysinstall to
copy the whole ports collection again (I then use the
http proxy as installation medium...)


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