Summary: Tell portupgrade to use passive ftp
jeffrey at goldmark.org
Wed Mar 21 22:29:08 UTC 2007
I asked how to pass the -p argument to fetch when doing a port upgrade.
Answers here, and further digging confirm that the presuppositions
behind my question were wrong.
First of all, the problem that I was having had nothing to do with
active vs passive FTP. I had butchered all FTP traffic with my
As an aside, I'd like to rant that there is no reason for ftp to
exist anymore. Sure it is stateful in a way that HTTP isn't, but
that isn't enough to justify its continued use.
Of course having recently displayed my ignorance of how these
I'm in no position to make such proclamations.
By default (at least in 6.2-RELEASE) fetch is called with the -p
option, thus making my request to the list even less coherent. This
is defined by
As far as I can tell this and many other configuration options are not
documented anywhere outside of the .mk files themselves. Is that
things should be?
Anyway, I'd like to thank everyone for their help and patience.
Jeffrey Goldberg http://www.goldmark.org/jeff/
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