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Date:      Mon, 23 Jul 2012 14:59:21 +0100
From:      Daniel Bye <>
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Subject:   Re: Question about install from ports
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On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 03:45:35AM -0700, Mr U wrote:
> hi all
> I want to install openbox from ports collection.
> freebsd=A0attempting to download libxml2 from but=A0
> I don't know why connection speed slow down after a while and finally
> failed.
> is it possible to change download location (mirror) or is it possible to =
download file manually=A0
> and add file in openbox dir?

If you can find the file on a faster site, you can download it and put it in
 /usr/ports/distfiles/rpm/i386/fedora/10/ and restart the OpenBox build, or
 you can put these two settings in /etc/make.conf:



Change the "uk" to point to a site near to your geographical location. With
these lines, your ports system will first look for distfiles on the FreeBSD
mirror site, and will only go to the MASTER_SITE in a port's Makefile if the
FreeBSD site doesn't have the required file.  This is sometimes faster than
going to the MASTER_SITE first.

Or, as RW suggested, try setting RANDOMIZE_MASTER_SITES.


Daniel Bye
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