On Saturday 20 December 2003 09:34 am, fbsd_user wrote: > 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 The 'Latest' directory is an unpublished category and contains all 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/
I have long held the belief that this is equivalent to running a release and ignoring security updates or bug fixes. Your comment got me looking at the options. I am not sure what is correct but I think you should be specifying PACKAGESITE and pointing to something like ftp://ftp10.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/packages/All You don't have to build the packages but if you don't cvsup ports-all, you don't have the latest environment either and is equivalent to running a release with all of the risks. Kent > > 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]" -- Kent Stewart Richland, WA http://users.owt.com/kstewart/index.html _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"