Norman Maurer wrote:
Am Montag, den 28.01.2008, 07:19 +0100 schrieb Zbigniew Szalbot:

I have been trying to install KDE by using pkg_add -r kde but the
download is always failing. Reading man pkg_add I see a reference to
change the FTP mode to passive if the download constantly fails.
However, man does not say which file should be edited to change it. I
tried pkgtools.conf but I have not found anything about FTP transfer
mode in there.

Can you advise which file needs to be edited?


"Note: If you wish to use passive mode ftp in such transfers, set the
     variable FTP_PASSIVE_MODE to some value in your environment."

What value should be set for FTP_PASSIVE_MODE? Any value?

Many thanks!

Zbigniew Szalbot

Yes just do something like that:

# export FTP_PASSIVE_MODE=true

Note that this is set automatically for the default login class (/etc/login.conf). If you are not seeing it then either that file is not up-to-date or your user account is not in the default login class (see passwd(5)).

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