portinstall vs. pkg_add questions
michaelnottebrock at gmx.net
Tue Sep 7 02:06:34 PDT 2004
On Tuesday 07 September 2004 09:11, Bjarne Wichmann Petersen wrote:
> I'm playing around with RELENG_5.
> I'd like to install binary packages instead of using ports (the machine is
> First bump. "pkg_add -r" looks in
> "ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/.. ../packages-5.3-release/", which doesn't exist...
> yet. And I failed to figure out how to change the default site to some
> mirror and path to ".../packages-5-current/", which I figure would be fine
> for recently updated RELENG_5 (aka BETA1).
> Reading the
> man-pages I was pointed toward pkg_fetch, which in turn stated I just needed
> to change som ENV-variables. I tried changing several, but portinstall kept
> using the default. Finally I figured out that I need to set the variables in
> pkgtools.conf and not in the shell-prompts.
The variables are environent variables either way, they should work just fine
setting them from the shell, too.
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