Is there a way to run FreeBSD ports through port 80?

Kaya Saman kayasaman at
Thu Jul 12 21:01:44 UTC 2012

On 07/12/2012 09:46 PM, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 12/07/2012 21:26, Kaya Saman wrote:
>> My issues start coming into play when building the actual port itself.
>> Ie. fetching the distfile, as you suggested above.
>> As soon as I start running portmaster -a or a 'make install clean' on
>> certain ports, the progress just bombs out totally.
>> It would be really cool if I could find a way to centrally manage all of
>> this. So perhaps in conjunction with CVSup.....
>> Something like a Linux repo server if you will - though I mention the
>> term very loosely.
> Have you played with pkgng at all?  It's a bit new to use in production
> just yet, although reports from testers have been pretty positive so
> far, and it's perfectly fine for evaluation purposes.
> It will solve your main problem of not being allowed FTP traffic, as you
> can select a package repository accessible through HTTP -- like
> the main test repository
> See
> 	Cheers,
> 	Matthew

Thanks Matthew I will give this a go, although currently I have 2x 
FreeBSD machines in 'almost' full production as testing will cease quite 

It might actually be quite useful in conjunction with Puppet and Cobbler 
(not sure if is for FreeBSD too).



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