FreeBSD 6.4 stable

Michael Scheidell scheidell at
Sun Mar 25 18:34:56 UTC 2012

On 3/25/12 2:26 PM, Jos Chrispijn wrote:
> I just re-animated an my old FreeBSD server but have some serious 
> issues with updating my ports collection:
> fetch: Not Found
> *** Error code 1
> I already tried:
> portupgrade make fetchindex
> portupgrade make index
> but every time the first error comes up. Can someone tell me how solve 
> this?
upgrade to FreeBSD 7.3 or 7.4

6.4 is not supported by ports tree anymore.

Not only will you have problems with INDEX, but a lot of ports you want 
to (re)?build will have dependencies or libraries that don't exist in 6.4.
(its not all that painful.  build a 7.3/7.4 kernel with 6.x support, 
install it like 'make kernel KODIR=/boot/testkernel'
nextboot -f testkernel (i think that is syntax)
if it boots, follow instructions on rebuilding world and ports, make 
sure you put 7.3/4 kernel back on:  make installkernel.

if it doesn't boot, well, power cycle and it will boot your old 6.4 
(but, ps, strange, I have a test machine still running 6.4 and I test 
ports on it.  never had that issue)

but the real answer is, upgrade so you don't have support problems.

Michael Scheidell, CTO
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