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Date:      Wed, 3 Feb 2010 13:22:59 +0000
From:      RW <>
Subject:   Re: portsnap - broken metadata
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On Wed, 3 Feb 2010 12:20:53 +0000
Angelin Lalev <> wrote:

> I have proxy server that requires username and password and I have set
> the HTTP_PROXY and FTP_PROXY environment variables accordingly.
> portsnap --debug shows, among other rows the following error message:
> phttpget: host = USERNAME, port =
> servname not
>  supported for ai_socktype
> Seems to me like a bug somewhere in portsnap. Any help?

It looks to be a bug in phttpget, which is a download utility
used by portsnap and freebsd-update. It supports pipelining, so
it's very fast at fetching a large number of small files, but in all
other respects it simpler and less mature than fetch.

As temporary workaround I would suggest you backup portsnap and change
the line:




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