selfupdate fails

Michael David Crawford mdcrawford at
Mon Aug 17 18:35:00 PDT 2015

On Monday, August 17, 2015, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at> wrote:
> On Aug 17, 2015, at 8:01 PM, Michael David Crawford wrote:
> Yes, you can change what servers MacPorts uses:
> If you can set up an rsync server on your network, and that server can
> connect to our master server via rsync to mirror its contents, then that
> could work.

The people who maintain the firewall or would set up the server may not
have a clue about the Macintosh, let alone MacPorts.

The required managerial sign-off may not have a clue about computers of any
sort.  I have even seen this at Apple and Microsoft.  You could facilitate
their sign-off by providing a PDF with an executive summart;  MacPorts fans
could send them via Internal snail mail to corporate.

Thine In Eternal Torment,


    53n7 fr0m my 1p4d.

Michael David Crawford, Consulting Software Engineer
mdcrawford at

    Every Deity Hath the Insight to Foretell the Future
    Yet G-d Almighty Himself Possesseth Not the Power to Undo the Past.
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