Pkg repository is broken...

sthaug at sthaug at
Mon Mar 9 07:00:05 UTC 2020

>> I think a lot of people are waiting for some kind of guidance on how
>> to fix these problems, if the repos are supposed to be okay now.
> It would be really great if someone in the know would send something to -announce or similar, with an ETR. Maybe even with suggestions for workarounds.
> A forum thread mentions a workaround for those that cannot easily start compiling their own ports:
>> ALTABI thing must be added in /usr/local/etc/pkg.conf: ALTABI = "FreeBSD:12.0:amd64"

After the repos were finally in sync, I was able to upgrade my servers.
Some of them simply needed

pkg upgrade

while others needed

pkg bootstrap -f
pkg update -f
pkg upgrade

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug at

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