FreeBSD pacakges?

Kent Stewart kstewart at
Sun Nov 27 07:31:40 GMT 2005

On Saturday 26 November 2005 09:49 pm, Gary Kline wrote:
> 	On my Thinkpad with 5.4 I'm able to use portupgrade -PP[&c]
> 	to upgrade my ports via packages, but on my 5.3 platform I get
> --->  Fetching abiword-plugins-2.4.1
> fetch:
>/abiword-plugins-2.4.1.tbz: File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no
> access)
> ** The command returned a non-zero exit status: 1
> 	Do we have to be this restrictive?  I can see keeping the
> 	versions 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, 7.x, nd  so forth separate, but no
> 	reason to *not* let the majority of ports for, say, AbiWord,
> 	from being able t be installed by package instead of having
> 	to pull over the source tarball ...
> 	Hopefully somebody can shed some insights.
> 	gary

There aren't versions like that. You should be using

A way around it is to define a PACKAGESITE such as


It is all one line.


Kent Stewart
Richland, WA

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