pkg repository question

Matthew Seaman matthew at
Sun Aug 3 21:00:22 UTC 2014

On 03/08/2014 21:18, doug wrote:
> With the old package system the package directory systems seem to hang
> around for much longer periods. Will the initial release of the pkg
> packages be on the release dvd set?

I'm not sure what the intentions are towards archiving old sets of
packages / repository images once the OS versions concerned have gone
out of support.  Try asking on freebsd-ports at ..., or if that fails to
elicit a satisfactory response try asking portmgr at ...

I do know that the last sets of old-style packages are being preserved
on the FTP servers for longer than they otherwise might be in order to
smooth over the transition to pkg(8) for later adopters.  pkg_tools are
not officially dead and buried until September.

DVD sets will contain a limited selection of some of the more popular
packages -- basically the same sort of provision as was made with the
old-style packages.  There's simply not enough room on any feasible
installation media to provide a complete set of packages though.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.

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