Proxy problem

Bryan Blackburn blb at
Sun Oct 3 12:04:30 PDT 2010

On Sun, Oct 03, 2010 at 12:09:33PM +0100, notbot said:
> Ok, I have tried all the various options that I can think of and
> always just get the same 407 error.

Note that 407 is "Proxy Authentication Required" which means your proxy
needs a user/password to get through.  MacPorts' proxy handling doesn't
currently have any handling of this (it's just host & port), hence you
seeing the 407 errors.

Short of manually downloading the necessary distfiles and putting them in
the right places, I'm not sure of another way to work around this.


> System preferences proxy works fine with safari etc and I have
> checked that the download site is working by going to the URL
> directly... so, not sure what else to try.
> I am therefore trying the port dmg cmd to create .dmg files and see
> if I can make that work :-)
> Many thanks
> Anot

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