Can one Download Old Packages?

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Mon Jan 10 18:55:36 UTC 2011

In the last episode (Jan 10), Martin McCormick said:
> 	Is there a safe site to find the rsync package for FreeBSD6.3?  We
> still have a few 6.3 systems around because the commercial backup client
> we have for an enterprise-wide solution will not install on FreeBSD8.1?
> 	This is one of those times when we are fighting the war with what we
> presently have rather than what we wish we had.
> 	I must restore the /dev directory on a 6.3 system and rsync would
> have done it hours ago but I didn't know that the few remaining 6.3
> systems didn't have it installed.

Actually, /dev has been managed by the devfs virtual filesystem driver since
FreeBSD 5 (maybe even before that), so a reboot should repopulate /dev with
the correct data.  There shouldn't be anything that rsync would be able to

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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