Subject: Re: Missing distfile for pkg_install?
To: None <>
From: Jan Schaumann <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/21/2002 16:00:29
Frederick Bruckman <> wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Jun 2002, Jan Schaumann wrote:
> > I encountered the same problem a few days ago -- I was using a
> > MASTER_SITE_OVERRID in /etc/mk.conf, and it appears that my mirror did
> > not contain pkg_install in LOCAL_PORTS.  In fact, IIRC, 'make fetch'
> > only looked in /pub/NetBSD/packages/distfiles/ on the mirror, not in
> You must not have FAILOVER_FETCH set. MASTER_SITE_OVERRIDE is always
> listed first, so if you only go to one site, that'll be the one.
> BTW, if the mirror isn't on your own LAN or WAN, better (kinder) to
> keep the load on it down, by setting MASTER_SITE_BACKUP to the mirror,

Actually, I used to use BACKUP, but around the time when sourceforge
changed all their downloads (and pkgsrc didn't know/notice/fix it yet),
I changed it to OVERRIDE.

Btw, how come FAILOVER_FETCH is not mentioned in packages(7)?  Is that a
recent addition?


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