pkg_add for 5.2.1 no longer working...
killing at multiplay.co.uk
Sun Feb 20 05:08:05 PST 2005
There's nothing to stop u cvsup'ing port and building locally.
Or even as we do maintain our own archive.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Darryl L. Miles" <darryl at netbauds.net>
> OBSOLETE! I would understand you saying its not current, or not the
> latest, but "obsolete" generally means the version has under gone its
> complete lifecycle, it came out, was superceeded (5.3), then those last
> installs of 5.2.1 would get their expected system lifetime to run (lets
> say 3 years), only at this point would 5.2.1 become obsolete. This has
> allowed enough time for all systems to be upgraded from it.
> There must be 1000's of systems out there running 5.2.1 right now and
> these system (overnight) have already begun the rather steep slope into
> The main distribution point of freebsd has deleted a few Gb to recover
> diskspace would the main site be best hosted at one of its mirrors ?
> One huge advantage of binary distrubutions (of packages/ports) is that
> it makes for easy administration. Not only just to install the package
> but if 99% of people will be using that same binary package (over
> building it themselves), those 99% of people can use their advantage of
> having that specific binary/build tested over a large userbase, use that
> advantage to know how and if they are affected by security updates
> relating to that build of the package (as any one of them can do the
> audit and post results that have meaning to the other users of that
> package), use that advantage to report on runtime problems relating to
> that build of the package and so on.
> Free BSD's policy seems to read that once a new mainline release comes
> out, users now have to start building their own binary ports for their
> old version of Free BSD. Free BSD will no longer provide or even keep
> around the latest build of each package from the time when the
> distribution version was current. I don't expect any back porting of
> even upgrading of packages after the version is no longer mainline, but
> I would expect the frozen state from the point it was superceeded to
> still be available.
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