Where is packages-6.2-release?

Kris Kennaway kris at FreeBSD.org
Sat Mar 15 22:42:02 UTC 2008

Incoming Mail List wrote:
>> 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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