port system behind a firewall
mike at urgle.com
Tue Aug 1 13:22:30 BST 2000
On Tue, Aug 01, 2000 at 12:26:18PM +0100, David Richards wrote:
> is there a way of using the ports system behind a firewall?
Yes. But how depends on the firewall. Essentally, you need to get the
original tarballs somehow.
You could do this by:
a) setting the enviroment variable HTTP_PROXY to
something suitable (it'll be used for ftp requests too);
see fetch(3) for details
b) setting FTP_PASSIVE_MODE to yes (if the firwall allows passive
c) downloading the tarballs onto floppy at home ;-)
d) I think the distfiles are on one of the CD's (mine
are at home, so I could be wrong); if you've got them
set DISTDIR to point to the right place and the ports
makefiles will find them.
Hopefully, one of the above will sort you out.
Mike Bristow, seebitwopie
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