Summary: Tell portupgrade to use passive ftp
Eric P. Scott
eps+ques0703 at ana.com
Thu Mar 22 23:07:03 UTC 2007
>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.
I have very good connectivity to several FTP-only mirror sites,
and relatively poor connectivity to any that serve up HTTP. None
of those servers are under my administrative control.
Make trouble somewhere else, OK?
>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
> FETCH_ARGS?= -ApRr
Well, um, no, not necessarily. For instance, I almost always use
portupgrade with a -PP option, so my fetch defaults actually come
from pkg_fetch, not bsd.port.mk. On my network, anything that
attempts IPv6 resolution is bad, so I put the following in my
ENV['PKG_FETCH'] = "/usr/bin/fetch -4pao '%2$s' '%1$s'"
This speeds things up immensely...
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