Why pkg offers different versions of packages on two machines?

Rafal Lukawiecki raf at rafal.net
Thu Aug 31 23:54:34 UTC 2017

> On 1 Sep 2017, at 00:49, Ben Woods <woodsb02 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Rafal,
> FreeBSD STABLE and CURRENT branches use the "head" pkg repo by default, whilst FreeBSD RELEASE branches use the "quarterly" pkg repo by default.
> The 2017Q3 quarterly branch only has py27-certbot-0.16.0_1,1 right now, whilst the ports head branch has py27-certbot-0.17.0,1.
> So you FreeBSD-11 STABLE build must be using the head branch.
> Regards,
> Ben
> -- 
> --
> From: Benjamin Woods
> woodsb02 at gmail.com <mailto:woodsb02 at gmail.com>
Thank you, Ben, this makes sense. Is this behaviour configured in /etc/pkg/FreeBSD.conf, in which case I don’t see quite where. This is the conf from my STABLE which is pulling latest. Or am I looking in the wrong place?

# $FreeBSD: releng/11.0/etc/pkg/FreeBSD.conf 303975 2016-08-11 23:39:23Z gjb $
# To disable this repository, instead of modifying or removing this file,
# create a /usr/local/etc/pkg/repos/FreeBSD.conf file:
#   mkdir -p /usr/local/etc/pkg/repos
#   echo "FreeBSD: { enabled: no }" > /usr/local/etc/pkg/repos/FreeBSD.conf

FreeBSD: {
  url: "pkg+http://pkg.FreeBSD.org/${ABI}/quarterly",
  mirror_type: "srv",
  signature_type: "fingerprints",
  fingerprints: "/usr/share/keys/pkg",
  enabled: yes

Thank you,

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