On Tue, Oct 21, 2003 at 05:27:42AM -0700, Dinesh Nadarajah wrote: > I would like to know where pkg_add keeps its configuration file? I mean > when I execute the command 'pkg_add -r bzip2' how does it know that it > needs to fetch it from ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/...../packages-4-stable/ > as opposed to packages-4-current?
There isn't any configuration file. pkg_add determines the directory name to be used from the version of FreeBSD that is is running under. > > Also, along the same note, I searched through the handbook but could > not find any information on how to convert a 4-STABLE to a 4-CURRENT. I > want to only use CURRENT software not update my kernel to CURRENT. Is > this possible? Since 4-STABLE is newer than 4-CURRENT, I don't see why you would want to do that. 4-CURRENT was the name used to refer to the development branch of FreeBSD after the 3.x branch had been created and before 4.0-RELEASE had been made. After 4.0-RELEASE had been made the development branch was called 5-CURRENT. 4-STABLE is the branch that all the 4.x releases come from. > > If pkg_add -r is provided a URL to a CURRENT directory, would it fetch > all dependencies from the same directory or would it revert to its > configured URL to fetch the dependencies? > > Thanks in advance. If you want to override where pkg_add fetches packages from you can set the PACKAGEROOT and PACKAGESITE environment variables to appropriate values as described in the pkg_add(1) manpage. -- <Insert your favourite quote here.> Erik Trulsson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"