Is there any repo or mirror for pkg ?

Arthur Chance freebsd at
Fri Feb 7 14:28:49 UTC 2014

On 07/02/2014 13:39, iijima yoshino wrote:
> Hello, there!
> Now the old pkg_tools have been removed from base system.
> And FreeBSD has got a new package management tool pkg instead.
> It's easy to use and that's good.
> Because I'm in China Mainland, the speed is still very very low, even lost connection to the server.
> When I open the adress "" in Firefox , it shows something and you can try it yourself.
> In my opinion, there are only three repos in the world now, east/west USA and Europe.
> Is that true ? Or Any way to get fast connection when using pkg ?

You could always install poudriere and build your own customised repo. 
That's what I do, as I run customised systems and not all standard 
packages built with default options run on my machines.

It obviously depends on which packages you use and how powerful your 
machine is, but it takes around 18 hours to build the repo I use, and 
you only need to rebuild it if you need a new feature or if there's a 
security vulnerability.

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