aarch64 packages are ~1 month out of date

Jan Beich jbeich at FreeBSD.org
Mon Jul 24 12:38:32 UTC 2017

I'm occasionally fixing ports on aarch64. Without hardware this requires
qemu-user-static. Emulated builds are known to be extremely slow and
experience issues that don't occur on real hardware. A way to workaround
that is by using prebuilt binary packages. For some reason, the packages
haven't been updated for a while but no heads up have been announced
here, on arm@ or pkg@ list. Looking at http://thunderx1.nyi.freebsd.org/
there is no major fallout atm.

What's going on?

$ pkg install openblas
The package management tool is not yet installed on your system.
Do you want to fetch and install it now? [y/N]: y
Bootstrapping pkg from pkg+http://pkg.FreeBSD.org/FreeBSD:11:aarch64/latest, please wait...
Verifying signature with trusted certificate pkg.freebsd.org.2013102301... done
[110aarch64-default] Installing pkg-1.10.1...
[110aarch64-default] Extracting pkg-1.10.1: 100%
Updating FreeBSD repository catalogue...
pkg: Repository FreeBSD load error: access repo file(/var/db/pkg/repo-FreeBSD.sqlite) failed: No such file or directory
[110aarch64-default] Fetching meta.txz: 100%    944 B   0.9kB/s    00:01
[110aarch64-default] Fetching packagesite.txz: 100%    5 MiB   1.6MB/s    00:03
Processing entries: 100%
FreeBSD repository update completed. 22263 packages processed.
All repositories are up to date.
Updating database digests format: 100%
pkg: No packages available to install matching 'openblas' have been found in the repositories


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