Why pkg offers different versions of packages on two machines?

Adam Vande More amvandemore at gmail.com
Thu Aug 31 16:59:52 UTC 2017

On Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 11:56 AM, Rafal Lukawiecki <raf at rafal.net> wrote:

> Apologies for another newbie question. Trying to get my head around
> package management.
> If I run "pkg search certbot" using the official AWS FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE
> image it finds:
>         py27-certbot-0.16.0_1,1        Let's Encrypt client
> but if run the same search using my locally installed FreeBSD, which
> happens to be a slightly older, 11.0-STABLE, I find the newer (which also
> happens to be the current) version of that package:
>         py27-certbot-0.17.0,1          Let's Encrypt client
> In both cases pkg.conf and the repo config are the same, with all the
> settings at their unchanged by me defaults (url: "pkg+
> http://pkg.FreeBSD.org/${ABI}/quarterly”). Both versions of pkg itself
> are the same. As far as I can see, I am resolving to the same mirror in
> both cases, as I see the same IP ( when I ping
> pkg.freebsd.org.
> When I manually navigate to http://pkg.freebsd.org/
> FreeBSD:11:amd64/quarterly/All/ I can see the older version of the
> package (py27-certbot-0.16.0_1,1) on the server. When I navigate to the
> latest tree (http://pkg.freebsd.org/FreeBSD:11:amd64/latest/All/) I can
> see the newer package in there.
> Why does my locally installed pkg find the newer version if both configs
> point to the same, quarterly, repo URL?
> Many thanks,
> Rafal
> --
> Rafal Lukawiecki
> Data Scientist
> Project Botticelli Ltd
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Please provide the output of this from both systems:

pkg -d search certbot


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