Using pkg_add on 6.0 doesn't work

Edmund Craske edmund at
Thu Nov 30 11:11:39 GMT 2006

The reason it doesn't work is because it's not the latest 6.x release, 
and the packages are different for each release. The FTP mirrors only 
usually have packages for the latest releases.


Stephen Allen wrote:
> I installed FreeBSD 6.0 on a test box yesterday (as it's the latest
> version I had on CD), and when I tried 'pkg_add -r portsnap', it failed
> because it couldn't access the file
> ''.  I checked the listing of
> the RELEASE folder for version 6 and I couldn't find it either.
> Am I missing something here?
> And my next question was, if I were to perform an upgrade from 6.0 to
> 6.1 or even 6.2, how would I do it, or does the whole bag of tricks
> always get updated if you keep to the latest packages?
> Many thanks,
> Steve :)
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