Latest/perl.tbz symlink missing on FTP mirrors

Jeremy Chadwick freebsd at jdc.parodius.com
Sun Sep 20 15:48:08 UTC 2009


I came across the below today while rebuilding one of my boxes.  It
appears the perl.tbz symlink in Latest/ on the FTP mirrors has gone
missing:

gujoja# pkg_add -r perl
Error: FTP Unable to get ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/amd64/packages-7-stable/Latest/perl.tbz: File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no access)
pkg_add: unable to fetch 'ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/amd64/packages-7-stable/Latest/perl.tbz' by URL

gujoja# ftp ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/amd64/packages-7-stable/Latest/
Trying 204.152.184.73...
Connected to ftp.freebsd.org.
220 Welcome to freebsd.isc.org.
{snip}
ftp> dir perl*
227 Entering Passive Mode (204,152,184,73,216,226)
150 Here comes the directory listing.
lrwxr-xr-x    1 110      1002           26 Aug 03 14:39 perlconsole.tbz -> ../All/perlconsole-0.4.tbz
lrwxr-xr-x    1 110      1002           24 Aug 03 14:39 perldap.tbz -> ../All/perldap-1.4.1.tbz
lrwxr-xr-x    1 110      1002           24 Sep 07 05:21 perlftlib.tbz -> ../All/perlftlib-1.2.tbz
lrwxr-xr-x    1 110      1002           28 Sep 07 05:21 perltidy.tbz -> ../All/perltidy-20090616.tbz
ftp> cd ../All
250 Directory successfully changed.
ftp> dir perl*
227 Entering Passive Mode (204,152,184,73,123,76)
150 Here comes the directory listing.
-rw-r--r--    1 110      1002     13542336 Jul 12 06:04 perl-5.10.0_4.tbz
-rw-r--r--    1 110      1002     12015615 Jun 14 20:59 perl-5.8.9_3.tbz
-rw-r--r--    1 110      1002        41343 Jun 15 19:01 perl2html-0.9.2_1.tbz
-rw-r--r--    1 110      1002         9633 Aug 01 11:34 perlconsole-0.4.tbz
-rw-r--r--    1 110      1002       116249 Aug 19 07:03 perldap-1.4.1.tbz
-rw-r--r--    1 110      1002        39772 Aug 19 09:57 perlftlib-1.2.tbz
-rw-r--r--    1 110      1002       263681 Aug 17 07:52 perltidy-20090616.tbz
226 Directory send OK.

The workaround should be obvious, but here it is for users anyway:

gujoja# pkg_add -r ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/amd64/packages-7-stable/All/perl-5.8.9_3.tbz
Fetching ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/amd64/packages-7-stable/All/perl-5.8.9_3.tbz...  Done.
{snip}

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| Jeremy Chadwick                                   jdc at parodius.com |
| Parodius Networking                       http://www.parodius.com/ |
| UNIX Systems Administrator                  Mountain View, CA, USA |
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