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Re: Improve support for master sites using HTTPS

On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 11:39:08PM +0100, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> 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.

I've considered that but I don't think we support "wget" as a platform
tool so far. It would however be easy to add that in the future.

        Kind regards

Matthias Scheler                        

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