portupgrade over http only

Adam Vande More amvandemore at gmail.com
Fri Jan 14 21:32:34 UTC 2011

On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 3:07 PM, Michael <mlmichael70 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> Is it possible to force portupgrade to use only http protocol where
> possible and skip the ftp servers?
> It's because currently I'm using very restrictive public access point where
> they block everything other than port 80 and I don't have a chance to set up
> a tunnel or proxy anywhere outside that network.
> When I try to:
> portupgrade -arRF
> it looks like it prefers ftp. Eventually it falls back to http but it takes
> ages before it tries all ftp servers. What to do?

You could set FTP_TIMEOUT to an absurdly low value.

Adam Vande More

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