pkg: fetching binary packages to a local dumpdir for a different ABI

Matthew Seaman matthew at
Fri Mar 11 16:38:06 UTC 2016

On 2016/03/11 12:04, Miroslav Lachman wrote:
> Matthew Seaman wrote on 03/11/2016 12:15:
>> On 03/11/16 10:00, Miroslav Lachman wrote:
>>> O. Hartmann wrote on 03/11/2016 10:42:
>>> [...]
>>>> The ABI is also unclear. Some documents say it is freebsd:10:x86:64
>>>> (which
>>>> looks more the Intel/Linux dominated terminology) and also this one is
>>>> considered correct: FreeBSD:10:amd64 (looks more FreeBSD'ish). It is
>>>> said that
>>>> the variable ABI is derived from "sh" - how?
>>> It is freebsd:10:x86:64. You can look at
>>> The full URL is
>> Actually, ${ABI} *used* to be freebsd:10:x86:64.  It changed to
>> FreeBSD:10:amd64 quite some time and numerous releases of pkg(8) ago now.
> It's strange that it is not listed at mirror page
> There are only old ABI formats.

Yeah.  But that page also mentions packages for 8.x which is now well
out of support.  I believe that the official package mirrors have been
set up to work with both variants of the ABI string, and the page you
reference simply hasn't been updated for a while.



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