FreeBSD.org pkg mirror for older versions?
aimass at yabarana.com
Fri Mar 26 16:56:21 UTC 2021
That's a great approach, thanks for the suggestions. In the past I never
suffered this since I've mostly worked with ports but I didn't know I would
have these issues by switching to pkg. It seems retarded that we don't have
On Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 12:23 PM Pete Wright <pete at nomadlogic.org> wrote:
> On 3/26/21 7:07 AM, Alejandro Imass wrote:
> > Yeah agreed. I can't believe these are not maintained long-term and that
> > one has ever volunteered to host them.
> i think that's what the quarterly branch is supposed to achieve, or at
> least give some cushion for those who don't want the latest and greatest.
> you can roll your own pretty easily. for example you can use the files
> in /var/cache/pkg/ and periodically store them somewhere safe.
> obviously rolling back like this breaks all promises of working pkgs
> since dependencies and the base freebsd system itself evolves over time.
> alternatively, and this is what i've done myself, is have a poudriere
> setup that uses git for the ports tree. then i can rewind the entire
> ports tree to a specific revision and ensure all dependencies are
> aligned when building an old version of a critical pkg.
> Pete Wright
> pete at nomadlogic.org
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