Pkg_add uses this default path /pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-4.9-release/Latest/
The 'Latest' directory is an unpublished category and contains all the package versions of the ports collection as an massive list of all 9,600 ports. The names in this list do not match the spelling of the true package names and they look like they are really link files. /pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-4.9-release/ contains all the packages categories and the names in each category are the true spelling of the port names with the version as part of the name, and is really the package version. These also look like link files, but at least the names match the names pointed to by http://www.freebsd.org/ports/index.html. The FBSD handbook says to use this web page to search the ports collection to find the category and name of the port you want to select for installing, but if you use that name in the pkg_add -rv xxxxxxxxxxx it is not found. Of course it's not found because pkg_add defaults to 'latest' category which has all different spelling of the names. No wonder people have so much trouble using the package collection when there is no way to find the correct spelling of the name. This is an built in incentive to force users to use the cvsup ports collection and all it's inherent waste of disk space and bandwidth, which the package collection is suppose to correct. Why is the 'latest' category populated with bogus names when the correct names are all ready present in the other categories surrounding it? This is not unique to just one ftp site but to all ftp sites ftp1 - ftp14. The simplest solution is to populate the 'latest' category with the correct spelling of the names, Or better yet get rid of the latest category and change the pkg_add program to default to using /pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-4.9-release/ and change the format of the pkg_add command to pkg_add -r /catorgy/full.port.name. Before I submit bug report, I want to get users comments on this subject in case I have missed something in my research. Thanks Joe _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"