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Re: Improve support for master sites using HTTPS

On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 07:24:40PM +0000, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> currently the default program used for downloading files from the master
> sites is "ftp" (also know as "tnftp"). Unfortunately the versions in
> "pkgsrc" and all existing NetBSD releases(*) don't support HTTPS. The
> attached patch therefore changes the default to "fetch" or "curl" (which
> both supports HTTPS) on platforms that provide these programs. This should
> improve the situation under CygWin, FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X, Minix and
> Solaris in the short term.

I would include wget in the list since many Linux distributions install
it by default, but not the curl CLI.


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