Customisation of the MacPorts download method

Artur Szostak aszostak at
Mon Oct 27 11:54:32 PDT 2014

Yes, I agree. I am just about to post a bug report for wcslib.
But in the mean time I have deadlines and need workarounds to make progress :-)

From: Jeremy Lavergne [jeremy at]
Sent: 27 October 2014 19:49
To: Artur Szostak
Cc: Chris Jones; macports-users at
Subject: Re: Customisation of the MacPorts download method

Each server’s networking restrictions may be different; this might be the only server needing the change and all other FTP servers would break from it.

I’d definitely take this one port at a time, or figure out the VM networking situation.

On Oct 27, 2014, at 14:41, Artur Szostak <aszostak at> wrote:

> 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:
> /opt/local/libexec/macports/lib/port1.0/portfetch.tcl

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