Official FreeBSD Binary Packages now available for pkgng

Freddie Cash fjwcash at
Thu Oct 31 21:54:20 UTC 2013

On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:39 PM, Mehmet Erol Sanliturk <
m.e.sanliturk at> wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 4:58 PM, Bryan Drewery <bdrewery at>
> wrote:
> At present , the packages information and themselves are available from ,
> such as :
> It seems that new pkg compatible packages will not be exposed to the
> Internet such as
> 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 .

​From the original message:
Mirrors you may use instead of the global<>
: <> <> <> is, basically, an alias for the above (and any other
mirrors that come online) and the pkg(1) tool will pick a "local" mirror
based on the DNS response for

However, you are free to manually enter any of the above mirrors into your

And, you are free to browse any of the above mirrors via HTTP in any web

It's not nearly as convenient as just browsing, but it's
still possible to do so.

Freddie Cash
fjwcash at

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