Official FreeBSD Binary Packages now available for pkgng

Mehmet Erol Sanliturk m.e.sanliturk at gmail.com
Thu Oct 31 21:39:44 UTC 2013


On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 4:58 PM, Bryan Drewery <bdrewery at freebsd.org> wrote:

> On 10/31/2013 3:16 PM, Alfred Perlstein wrote:
> > On 10/31/13 1:10 AM, Thomas Steen Rasmussen wrote:
> >> On 31-10-2013 09:05, Beeblebrox wrote:
> >>> Brian:
> >>> Please make sure your message gets posted on
> >>> http://forums.freebsd.org/ as a
> >>> general announcement.
> >>> Also, the DNS records for http://pkg.FreeBSD.org/ does not seem to
> have
> >>> flushed-through yet (not working as of 08:00 GMT)
> >>
> >> Quoting from Brians excellent email:
> >>
> >> "Note that pkg.FreeBSD.org does not have a browsable web page on it
> >> and does not have a DNS A record. This is intended as it is an SRV
> >> host. pkg(8) knows how to properly use it."
> >>
> >
> > That seems to raise the bar for people trying to check connectivity to
> > it via ping/telnet.   Is that intentional?
> >
> > -Alfred
>
>
> You can find the real hosts with dig(1) or drill(1):
>
> # dig SRV _http._tcp.pkg.freebsd.org
> # drill SRV _http._tcp.pkg.freebsd.org
>
>
> --
> Regards,
> Bryan Drewery
>
>
At present , the packages information and themselves are available from ,
such as :

ftp://ftp1.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/amd64/

It seems that new pkg compatible packages will not be exposed to the
Internet such as


http://avalon.dragonflybsd.org/dports/
http://pkg.wolfpond.org/
http://mirror.exonetric.net/pub/pkgng/


This will be a very significant inconvenience for the possible users
because without an installed FreeBSD , they will not be able to see what
are the available packages there .


Thank you very much .


Mehmet Erol Sanliturk


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