Using ports and pkg_add over HTTP

Mel fbsd.questions at
Tue Mar 4 13:22:23 UTC 2008

On Tuesday 04 March 2008 13:20:05 Attila GOLONCSER wrote:

> is there any possible way to use the FreeBSD package management over HTTP?
> I can't access FTP from my network. As I know I can install over HTTP, but
> how can I use
> pkg_add -r and ports over HTTP?

By setting PACKAGESITE to one of the http mirrors (there aren't that many).
For example:
pkg_add -r

To make this permanent, add PACKAGESITE variable to root's .profile 
and/or .login.

Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
    and never get to the software part.

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