Customisation of the MacPorts download method

Artur Szostak aszostak at
Mon Oct 27 11:41:24 PDT 2014

Thank you. That turns out to be exactly the problem and indeed your solution works.
Is there any way to set this option globally? The only way I can see is to modify the default value in the source code:

From: Jeremy Lavergne [jeremy at]
Sent: 27 October 2014 19:02
To: Artur Szostak
Cc: Chris Jones; macports-users at
Subject: Re: Customisation of the MacPorts download method

You’re running into a deadlock with FTP: the machines on both sides of the connection have restrictive firewalls, so additional ports cannot be opened for listening.

This means you just need to disable passive mode for the ports whose servers need that, which should be simply adding this when applicable:
fetch.use_epsv no

There is only integration with curl.

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