in ports/Mk/bsd.sites.mk, the list of SourceForge mirrors is defined by:
.for mirror in heanet sunet iweb switch surfnet kent freefr \
voxel jaist osdn nchc transact softlayer \
internode biznetnetworks ufpr
# garr dfn ovh (redirect as of 2009-Sep-02)
The problem is that the first mirror, heanet, is glacially slow every
time I try to download from it. Transfers of 5-10KB/s aren't unheard
of. When I see that a large tarball is coming down from heanet, I'll
routinely kill the transfer and manually download it.
In my /etc/make.conf, I have:
That *usually* works, but will often return a redirect, in which case
the fetch goes back to using the list of mirrors, starting with heanet,
which puts me back in the same predicament.
I could obviously edit bsd.sites.mk to remove that entry, but updates
could wipe out my changes. Worse, if the SF layout changes and
bsd.sites.mk is updated to reflect the new structure, a locally edited
version wouldn't have those fixes.
All that said, is there a better way to specify SourceForge mirrors? A
blacklist would be ideal for this specific situation, but I'm open to ideas.
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