PACKAGESITE ??/pub/unix/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-4.8-release/sysutils/

Vladik Kozin epbox at
Mon May 26 06:35:08 PDT 2003

	What if I'd like the "pkg_add -r" to work exactly the same way as it does by 
default but using an alternative url? Now, let say, there is a url: 
"ftp://fbsd.local/" with the following directory structure 
"/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-4.8-release/" (all the 4.8-release packages can 
be found in this directory). I'd like to tell "pkg_add -r foopackage" and 
have it installed with all its dependencies from the url mentioned above. As 
far as I understand the PACKAGESITE var specifies the exact path to the 
package, thus if the "/sysutils/foopackage.tgz" depends on 
"/rubysomething/foodep.tgz" then the latest won't be retrieved and the 
pkg_adding process will fail. 
	Probably I need to use the PACKAGEROOT var? But in this case the site I 
intend to use is supposed to have some specific "default FreeBSD" structure, 
isn't it?
	Any ideas about how to solve the problem? 

On Sunday 25 May 2003 15:31, Roman Neuhauser wrote:
> # dick at / 2003-05-25 13:18:28 +0200:
> > I have to set the "PACKAGESITE" for pkg_add or portinstall -PP to work
> > properly, but I cannot find where to do this.
> > I search the manual/handbook for a location, but alas..
> >
> > Does anybody know how and where to set this, so I can do a
> > "portupgrade -PPrR kde" and get the latest 3.1.2-packages?
>     this is a basic-shell-usage question.
>     bourne shell compatible:
>     PACKAGESITE= portupgrade -PPrR kde
>     or
>     export PACKAGESITE=
>     portupgrade -PPrR kde
>     (t)csh:
>     env PACKAGESITE= portupgrade -PPrR kde
>     or
>     setenv PACKAGESITE
>     portupgrade -PPrR kde

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