Subject: Re: How to force pkgsrc FTP to use active?
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: David Hopper <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/04/2002 14:08:12
Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> On Tue, 4 Jun 2002, David Hopper wrote:
> > How do I force active connections in pkgsrc?
> In "/etc/mk.conf", set
> FETCH_CMD=      /usr/bin/ftp -A

Thank you; but I just added this and the transfers *still* begin in
passive mode.  It's as if this keyword, PASSIVE_FETCH and the shell
environment are all being ignored (I had to add FETCH_CMD by hand,

This is on -current pkgsrc & binaries from June 2.  /etc was updated
by postinstall.

> Frederick

Thanks again,