mysql 5.0 on FreeBSD 5.3

Kris Kennaway kris at
Fri Nov 25 01:43:58 GMT 2005

On Thu, Nov 24, 2005 at 04:16:49PM -0800, Ron wrote:
> I went to upgrade mysql from 4.1 to 5.0.  I updated my ports (no problems), 
> but when I ran:
> pkg_add -r mysql50-server
> I get:
> Error: FTP Unable to get 
> File unavailable
> I looked at the ftp site, and there is a 5.4 directory, but not one for 
> 5.3.  
> So, I assume I need to upgrade to FreeBSD 5.4 before installing this port.  
> Is that correct?

No, you can just compile it yourself using ports (although the ports
collection also doesn't support 5.3 any longer, most things will still
work).  Using packages with pkg_add -r is an *alternative* to
compiling yourself using the ports system, and there's no point in
updating your ports collection if you're not going to use it.

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