Subject: NetBSD Export Control List Clarification
To: None <>
From: Siju George <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/05/2007 19:41:42


    Please note that portions of this FTP site contain cryptographic
    software controlled under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

    None of this software may be downloaded or otherwise exported or
    re-exported into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya,
    Sudan, North Korea, Iran, Syria or any other country to which the
    U.S. has embargoed goods.

    By downloading or using said software, you are agreeing to the
    foregoing and you are representing and warranting that you are not
    located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any
    such country or on any such list.

I am from India.

So inorder to avoid issues I normally use Non US websites to download Software.

Is there any way to disable pkgsrc to download Software from sites
located in countries such as US that restricts some forms of Software
from being downloaded?

I read

By default a list of distribution sites will be randomly intermixed to
prevent huge load on servers which holding popular packages (for
example, mirrors). Thus, every time when you need to
fetch yet another distfile all the mirrors will be tried in new
(random) order. You can turn this feature off by setting
MASTER_SORT_RANDOM=NO (for PKG_DEVELOPERs it's already disabled).

You can overwrite some of the major distribution sites to fit to sites
that are close to your own. By setting one or two variables you can
modify the order in which the master sites are accessed. MASTER_SORT
contains a whitespace delimited list of domain suffixes.
MASTER_SORT_REGEX is even more flexible, it contains a whitespace
delimited list of regular expressions. It has higher priority than
MASTER_SORT. Have a look at pkgsrc/mk/defaults/mk.conf to find some
examples. This may save some of your bandwidth and time.

but don't want to play with mk.conf :-(

Thankyou so much

Kind Regards