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Date:      Mon, 23 Jul 2012 18:00:06 +0100
From:      Daniel Bye <>
To:        Mr U <>
Subject:   Re: Question about install from ports
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On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 08:08:47AM -0700, Mr U wrote:
> thank you dan
> but how i can use=A0RANDOMIZE_MASTER_SITES temporary?
> i tried google but i didn't find any info about this!!!

It's just a shell variable, so you can temporarily set it by defining it on
the command line for which you want it to apply. In this case, you'd want to
go back to the OpenBox directory, and type

 RANDOMIZE_MASTER_SITES=3D1 make all install clean

(That's the number one after the `=3D'. It doesn't really matter what value=
is set to - the important thing is that it's set)

For this one command, RANDOMIZE_MASTER_SITES is in effect.

Looking at this again, it seems I got myself confused as to where you should
download the distribution file. I think your system is trying to download a
plain tbz file, and not an RPM. If that's the case, the downloaded file will
actually go in /usr/ports/distfiles. The fact you mentioned
was enough to send me off down the wrong path...

Sorry for making things more complicated than they needed to be!


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Daniel Bye <>
> To: "" <>
> Cc:=20
> Sent: Monday, July 23, 2012 6:29 PM
> Subject: Re: Question about install from ports
> On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 03:45:35AM -0700, Mr U wrote:
> > hi all
> >=20
> > 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.
> >=20
> > is it possible to change download location (mirror) or is it possible t=
o 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=
> /usr/ports/distfiles/rpm/i386/fedora/10/ and restart the OpenBox build, or
> you can put these two settings in /etc/make.conf:
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0${DI=
> Change the "uk" to point to a site near to your geographical location. Wi=
> these lines, your ports system will first look for distfiles on the FreeB=
> mirror site, and will only go to the MASTER_SITE in a port's Makefile if =
> FreeBSD site doesn't have the required file.=A0 This is sometimes faster =
> going to the MASTER_SITE first.
> Or, as RW suggested, try setting RANDOMIZE_MASTER_SITES.
> Dan
> --=20
> Daniel Bye
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