help please

Mike Hauber m.hauber at
Mon Nov 15 13:04:39 PST 2004

On Monday 15 November 2004 03:30 pm, Kris Kennaway 
> On Mon, Nov 15, 2004 at 01:57:13PM -0500, Aaron Carranza 
> > I installed freebsd version 4.9, but for some reason I
> > can't download any packages from any website, version
> > 4.8 also gives me the same problem. Why is this
> > happening?
> For space reasons packages for old releases are not kept
> on the main ftp site.  They may still be found on mirror
> sites, so you can look around and set the environment
> variables described in the pkg_add(1) manpage to fetch
> from a mirror once you find one that still carries the
> packages.  The website
> used to list mirrors carrying various old releases, but
> this seems not to be alive at the moment.
> Kris

I can't remember for what ports (it was a while back), but 
I've had to google the port name to find/download what I 
needed (of course, you'll want to make sure the MD5 
matches, else you could be installing ports that were 
tampered with).  Same goes for packages.

If upgrading to 4.10-STABLE is an option, then I would go 
that route instead.



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