How do I change which server to download ports from?

Gary W. Swearingen garys at
Mon Aug 29 04:57:45 GMT 2005

"Robert G." <rob5g at> writes:

> I'm not talking about SUPFILE= in /etc/make.conf to change which CVS server I download all the ports, I'm talking about
> when I download/install individual ports it seems to pick a random server. Sometimes the server is one in another
> country, and I download a 30MB file at 5KB/sec which takes some time (I have 6.5Mbps).  Is there an option to change
> this to a server of my choice?

MASTER_SITE_OVERRIDE in /usr/ports/Mk/ sounds like what
you want (to use in your "make").  There's also a
RANDOMIZE_MASTER_SITES, but I don't see it defined anywhere, so I
suspect your servers were not as random as it seemed.

Maybe look at /usr/ports/Mk/ too.

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