Subject: Re: How to force pkgsrc FTP to use active?
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: David Hopper <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/04/2002 15:06:13
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

Okay, this is weird.  I even edited
/usr/pkgsrc/mk/[|] directly to add
/usr/bin/ftp -A to the FETCH_CMD?= lines.  Still no go, and ftp just
won't fall back to active mode per the behavior described in

There's a config file I'm missing, but the only file I've found with
/usr/bin/ftp defined is /usr/pkgsrc/mk/  What's the read
precedence for the various .mk files?  My guess is /etc/mk.conf -->
/usr/pkgsrc/mk/ --> /usr/pkgsrc/mk/  Are
there any others?

> Frederick

Thanks v.v. much,