how to fetch again a port from port distribution (ftp site)?

Peter Nyamukusa petern at
Wed Jan 3 04:14:16 PST 2007

On Tuesday 02 January 2007 15:16, RW wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Jan 2007 06:28:22 +0100
> VeeJay <maanjee at> wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > I was trying to install mysql from port collection. But during
> > downloading port from port distribution, my internet connection got
> > broken for few minuts...
> >
> > now when I run make again... it tries to compile uncomplete
> > downloaded src
> >
> > how can I get rid of this pre-fetched src, remove it and
The pre-feched src are in /usr/ports/distfiles/
you can delete the src file from there 
> >
> > how to fetch again a port from port distribution (ftp site) when src
> > is already downloaded once?
you can also manually download the distribution files from and ftp site on 
another PC using a download manager which can resume in case of broken 
internet connection and simply copy the file in to /usr/ports/distfiles/ the 
run the make from the ports
> Firstly, the ports system should try to restart an existing download,
> I do this all the time. Secondly, even if a partial file cannot be
> completed, the port should not carry on building because the distfile
> will fail its MD5/SHA256 checksums.
> Either there is a bug here, or you have done something odd. Do you have
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