Where is packages-6.2-release?
kris at FreeBSD.org
Sat Mar 15 22:42:02 UTC 2008
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>> I have only ONE question.
>> Where is packages-6.2-release? I have FreeBSD 6.2, and tuning it.
>> Where I can download packages for my freebsd version?
> Thats a great question, and it appears that the 6.2-release packages
> repository has been removed. Looking in ftp.freebsd.org I see 5-stable,
> 6-stable, 6.3-release, 7-stable, 7.0-release, and 8-current. There is
> no 6.2-release directory so "pkg_add -r" returns an error for any package
> that you try to load. Very aggravating.
> Apparently the release team is only providing packages for the most
> recent streams. I'd like to know why that is, and also why they insist
> on listing "packages" under "ports". The documentation makes it very
> clear there is a difference between the two. Why anyone on the release
> team thinks it's intuitive to look for a ready-to-go "package" under
> a "ports" directory which has been defined by documentation as something
> that needs to be compiled, is a mystery to simpletons like myself.
Disk space is not infinite. ftp-archive has old releases. packages are
built from ports and are part of the ports collection.
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