Pkg repository is broken...

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at
Sat Mar 7 22:38:05 UTC 2020

On Saturday,  7 March 2020 at 16:46:58 +0100, Michael Gmelin wrote:

[much irrelevant text deleted]

People, please trim your replies.  Only relevant text should remain

> On Sat, 07 Mar 2020 11:30:58 -0400 Waitman Gobble <waitman at> wrote:
>> I installed 12.1 on a new laptop yesterday, I have not experienced
>> issues with pkg.
> This was only an issue on the "latest" branch. If you don't alter
> "/etc/pkg/FreeBSD.conf", you'll get packages from the "quarterly"
> branch, which fortunately wasn't affected.

No, this isn't necessarily correct.  I have never modified this file,
but I ended up with a copy of /usr/src/usr.bin/pkg/FreeBSD.conf.latest
with this revision string:

  # $FreeBSD: stable/11/etc/pkg/FreeBSD.conf 263937 2014-03-30 15:24:17Z bdrewery $

Despite the age, this appears to identical to the current version,
according to svn blame.  Arguably this should be the default anyway.

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