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Date:      Mon, 27 Jun 2011 16:06:22 +0200
From:      Damien Fleuriot <>
Subject:   Re: Using a "special" proxy for ports
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On 6/27/11 4:52 AM, Dennis Glatting wrote:
> I have a requirement where I need to archive ports used across twenty
> hosts for a year or more. I've decided to do this using Squid and to
> take advantage of Squid's cache when updating common ports across those
> hosts.
> (BTW, at another site I used rsync to sync /usr/ports/distfiles across
> the hosts to a local master site then specified _MASTER_SITES_DEFAULT in
> make.conf to a FTP server on the local site. That method works when the
> port is previously cached however if the file isn't in the cache and I
> simultaneously install the port across ten hosts, the port is fetched
> ten times. Sigh.)
> I have a Squid proxy installed that isn't meant for every-day/every-user
> use and requires authentication. (Users either go through another Squid
> proxy or direct.) The special Squid proxy works. No surprise there.
> Authentication works. No surprise there.
> What I need is a method to embed into make.conf a proxy specification
> for fetch. Setting the environment variable HTTP_PROXY from the login
> shell /is not/ preferred because the account is used by different
> administrators, I don't what the special proxy accidentally polluted
> with non-port stuff, and it would only create confusion.
> Setting http_proxy in make.conf does not work. .netrc doesn't appear to
> be a viable method (if it did, I could specify FETCH_ARGS in make.conf).
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What about using a NFS share for /usr/ports/distfiles ?

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