Official FreeBSD Binary Packages now available for pkgng
bdrewery at FreeBSD.org
Thu Oct 31 22:22:54 UTC 2013
On 10/31/2013 4:54 PM, Freddie Cash wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:39 PM, Mehmet Erol Sanliturk <
> m.e.sanliturk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 4:58 PM, Bryan Drewery <bdrewery at freebsd.org>
>> 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
> pkg.eu.FreeBSD.org <http://pkg.eu.freebsd.org/>
> pkg.us-east.FreeBSD.org <http://pkg.us-east.freebsd.org/>
> pkg.us-west.FreeBSD.org <http://pkg.us-west.freebsd.org/>
> pkg.freebsd.org 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 pkg.freebsd.org.
> 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 pkg.freebsd.org, but it's
> still possible to do so.
These are still SRV hosts as well. The real hosts can be found with
dig SRV _http._tcp.HOST HOST being the host from above lists.
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