[Ukfreebsd] unofficial pkgng repository at http://mirror.exonetric.net/pub/pkgng

Mark Blackman mark at exonetric.com
Sun Feb 3 16:46:30 GMT 2013


Hi,

I'm just writing to let anyone know, who might find it useful, that we 
have set-up an unofficial but public pkgng repository available at

http://mirror.exonetric.net/pub/pkgng

until official pkgng format packages are available.

With the able assistance of Gavin Atkinson, who managed all the package
building for us, we currently have pkgng format packages for FreeBSD-8
and FreeBSD-9, for both i386 and amd64 kernels. These packages have no
particular blessing from the FreeBSD project, but as far as we know,
they don't mind either.

To use these packages, just set your PACKAGESITE variable in /usr/local/etc/pkg.conf like so, 

PACKAGESITE	    : http://mirror.exonetric.net/pub/pkgng/${ABI}/latest

Gavin is also working on a FreeBSD-10 set of packages, but those are a
few days or so away at this point.

Please let us know about any issues you find as well, of course.

Cheers,
Mark Blackman 


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