sysinstall: download via pure http

Eitan Adler eitanadlerlist at
Sat Mar 13 17:55:54 UTC 2010

> For the initial install? Yes -- you're right: there's no obvious
> 'install via HTTP' option.   Trying to install via HTTP proxy and saying
> when prompted seems like it should work to me, but I
> haven't verified that.
Next time I install I'll try this - I was just wondering if this was an option

> One handy hint when installing is *don't feel you have to do everything
> from within sysinstall*.  Your priority should be to get the OS up and
> running: everything else you can do from within the OS, which is a far
> more flexible and powerful platform than sysinstall.
Exactly the same as my own sentiments

> If you're trying to install packages via HTTP rather than FTP, then try
> setting PACKAGEROOT in your environment.  Like this:
I don't use binary packages - only ports.


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