Newbie question about ports.

Andrew L. Gould algould at
Fri Jun 24 18:39:56 GMT 2005

On Friday 24 June 2005 01:01 pm, Sam Ip wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying out FreeBSD for the first time for use at work.  However,
> there is a corporate firewall and hence ftp traffic doesn't get
> through. I can access http sites.  So if a selling point of FreeBSD
> is its ports collection
> 1.  Can you do a CVSup to update your ports via http?
> 2.  Can you install ports via http?
> Thanks!
> Sam

Welcome to FreeBSD!  I hope it's a good experience; but be warned that 
it may be addictive.

I **think** the answer to both questions is "no" since the files you 
need are on ftp servers.

One (fairly expensive) option for you is to order a DVD of  binary 
packages for the release that you installed.  The 2 sources of FreeBSD 
DVD's  that I'm aware of are and

Best of luck,

Andrew Gould

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