portupgrade over http only

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Fri Jan 14 21:45:37 UTC 2011

On 14/01/2011 21:32, Adam Vande More wrote:
> 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.


in /etc/make.conf -- should make the ports try http sites first.



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