Ticket #20972 (closed enhancement: fixed)
Global master_sites option (in conf)
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I really hope Macports can have two features:
1 Global master_sites option to override Portfile settings I find some sites (esp. sf.net) are very slow. For many ports, I have to manually download source tarballs from distfiles.macports.org and then rerun port install.
How about add a global option to allow us to use distfiles.macports.org only? It can override master_sites in all Portfiles.
Since it seems distfiles.macports.org mirror all files, the natural way is like this:
If set, all source tarballs will be downloaded from distfiles.macports.org.
Hope server is robust enough or at least smoke/fire-proof enough.
- Use some download acceleration tool like axel
It can accelerate and resume downloading.
If combined with above setting, once again I hope server is super robust and super smoke/fire-proof.
- Status changed from new to closed
- Resolution set to fixed
- Summary changed from Global master_sites option (in conf) and download acceleration to Global master_sites option (in conf)