/pub/FreeBSD/releases/amd64/12.0-RELEASE/ has empty doc.txz file?

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Sun Apr 28 18:02:31 UTC 2019

On Sat, 27 Apr 2019 22:09:45 -0700, Russell Haley wrote:
> Hi,
> I just updated my server to 12-RELEASE and was going to use iocell to
> update my jails. Iocell needs to fetch the base package archives from the
> FreeBSD site but chokes because there is no docs.txz file. After navigating
> to http://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/amd64/12.0-RELEASE/ I
> noticed that the docs package is just an empty stub called
> docs.txz.empty_archive.
> Is there a reason the official freebsd release package doesn't have a docs
> archive? Is there any plan to correct this?

Yes. The documentation has been moved into the ports collection,
i. e., the documentation is now a port (and _not_ part of the OS
distribution anymore). Likewise, base's pkg program is just a
"placeholder" (stub) for the "real pkg" program, which is a port.

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