[FreeBSD-Announce] temporary WITH_NEW_XORG repositories available

Koop Mast kwm at rainbow-runner.nl
Fri Jul 4 20:39:10 UTC 2014


For people needing WITH_NEW_XORG, an alternate pkg(8) repository is now
online. It contains a subset of packages affected by this knob: you
must keep the primary repository enabled while using the new one.

The URL is:

The following FreeBSD releases are supported:
     o  FreeBSD 9.x/amd64
     o  FreeBSD 9.x/i386
     o  FreeBSD 10.x/amd64
     o  FreeBSD 10.x/i386

It's not available for FreeBSD 8.x because newer KMS drivers aren't
included in this release. It's not available for FreeBSD 11-CURRENT
either because WITH_NEW_XORG is already the default (ie. packages from
the primary repository are built with WITH_NEW_XORG).

Packages are updated once a week, like the primary repository.

To use it, you need to declare this new repository. Here's how to do it:

mkdir -p /usr/local/etc/pkg/repos
cat > /usr/local/etc/pkg/repos/FreeBSD_new_xorg.conf <<EOF
# /usr/local/etc/pkg/repos/FreeBSD_new_xorg.conf
# It is still required to have /etc/pkg/FreeBSD.conf installed and enabled.
# If that file is missing or if /usr/share/keys/pkg is missing see:
# http://www.freebsd.org/security/advisories/FreeBSD-EN-14:03.pkg.asc

FreeBSD_new_xorg: {
   url: "pkg+http://pkg.FreeBSD.org/${ABI}/new_xorg",
   mirror_type: "srv",
   signature_type: "fingerprints",
   fingerprints: "/usr/share/keys/pkg",
   enabled: yes

These new repositories will remain available until 9.1-RELEASE, 9.2-RELEASE
and 10.0-RELEASE are past there end-of-life dates [1]. Note that pkg(8) should gain
repository EOL support meanwhile, so you'll be notified in that case.

[1] http://www.freebsd.org/security/security.html#sup

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