no 9.1-release packages?

Ruben de Groot mail25 at
Thu Mar 7 22:13:03 UTC 2013

On 7 mrt 2013, at 16:58, Johan Hendriks wrote:

> Ruben de Groot schreef:
>> Hi,
>> I just rented a 9.1-release VPS and was trying to install some packages.
>> This however does not work as there is no directory "packages-9.1-release" on the ftp server ( Why is this?

> There was a security issue and therefor there are no packages for 9.1
> Due to the security incident reported here:
> only the small third-party package set on the DVD image is available at this time for users who require pre-built packages (just GNOME and KDE windowing systems). The FreeBSD Project's package building infrastructure is undergoing a complete review and redesign. At this time we can not commit to a date the full release package set will become available. A separate announcement will be made when that becomes available. If you wish to install 9.1-RELEASE now you can build your own packages using portsnap(8) to obtain an up to date ports tree and then build the packages. If you require pre-built packages you should wait for the announcement of the full release package set becoming available.
> FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE can also be purchased on CD-ROM or DVD from several vendors. One of the vendors that will be offering FreeBSD 9.1-based products is:

Thanks for the info Johan. I was aware of the compromise, just not of it still affecting the package building for 9.1 release.
No problem, there's no absolute requirement for pre-build packages here, so I installed some tools from packages-9-stable by setting PACKAGESITE and building the rest now from ports.


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