On Sun, Apr 04, 2004 at 08:33:33AM +0100, Robert Downes wrote:
> My make.conf file contains the line:
> MASTER_SITE_OVERRIDE=ftp://ftp.uk.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/distfiles
> Someone gave me this line months ago when I asked how to instruct make 
> to request files from local FTP servers (rather than dumping all 
> requests on the master server).
> However, I can not find a description for this line in any official 
> literature. I have checked man make.conf, and there seems to be no mention.
> Where should I be looking for the definitive description of this 
> configuration setting, or has it been removed from recent versions of 
> FreeBSD?

It's documented in /usr/ports/Mk/bsd.port.mk, together with most of
the other port-related variables, and also in the default make.conf
file (/etc/defaults/make.conf on 4.x,
/usr/share/examples/etc/make.conf on 5.x)


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