[6.2] Fails downloading packages

Kris Kennaway kris at FreeBSD.org
Sun Mar 9 10:25:19 UTC 2008

Gilles wrote:
> Hello
> 	Since 7.0 fails installing on a Hitachi IDE drive, I installed a
> Minimal 6.2, but once done, its fails downloading packages:
> freebsd# pkg_add -r bash
> Error: FTP Unable to get
> ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-6.2-release/Latest/bash.tbz:
> File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no access)
> pkg_add: unable to fetch
> 'ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-6.2-release/Latest/bash.tbz'
> by URL
> Indeed, there's no
> /pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-6.2-release/Latest/

They were presumably removed for space reasons (6.3 is the latest 
release).  You can use ftp-archive or switch to the latest packages 
(packages-6-stable).  Use PACKAGESITE or related environment variables 
to do this, see the pkg_add manpage.


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