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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: forrest 0.7 automatic plug-in download problem
Date Tue, 28 Jun 2005 13:38:13 GMT wrote:
> Hi,
> I used forrest 0.6 and it woks fine. So I'd like to go to version 0.7.
> I have updated the file with the 
> proxy.port values.
> When I try to start forrest .07 I have on the screen indications that it 
> fails to download the plug-ins.
>  fetch-plugins-descriptors:
> Fetching plugins descriptor:
> Getting:
> Error opening connection
> Error opening connection
> Error opening connection
> I suppose it is an authentication problem, because I work inside the 
> intranet behind a proxy
> and the rule is when somebody wants to look outside he should give name 
> and authenticate with a password
> .

If your proxy uses http basic authentication we could add the facility 
to provide a username and password in your user properties file. If this 
will be of use please raise an issue on our issue tracker.

> Should I first, by hand download files and then let forrest install the 
> plug-ins,
> or should I all manually install the plus-ins (and how),
> or there is  another solution?

You can manually install the plugins you need by downloading the zip 
files you need (their locations are indicated at These zips 
should be unpacked into FORREST_HOME/build/plugins


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