uname -a
FreeBSD localhost 5.4-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE #0: Fri Nov 24 08:54:35 UTC 2006 root@:/usr/src/sys/i386/compile/VIL i386

I had FreeBSD-5.4 for about one and a half years. Loading packages with "pkg_add -r" was very easy. Suddenly "pkg_add -r" no longer works.

Looking at freebsd's ftp sites, they got rid of the 5.4 release. They now have a 5.5 release. I tried downloading from "packages-5-stable" and "packages-5.5-stable". About 50 percent of these programs fail. I get error messages that say something like "/libexec/ld-elf.so.1: Shared object "libexpat.so.6" not found". I'm not sure, but I think files ending in "so.6", belong in version 6, not version 5. I have more than 10 versions of FreeBSD. I tried using packages off these CDs. some of them worked, but most of the time I keep getting error messages.

What can I do?

Thanks in advance,

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