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 Re: pkg_add - Release Version mixup
Author: Dan 
Date:   24-06-05 04:22

Greg B wrote:

> So let me start by saying I'm relatively new to FreeBSD, not
> totally green just new.
>
> I've been trying to wrap my head around the difference between
> ports and packages.
>
> I found out that I can't use binaries listed here when I'm
> using an older version / release of FreeBSD. This is because
> pkg_add looks in my release branch of the packages ftp site.
> These packages are old because they are the ones compiled and
> tested on that release.
>
> ie.
> ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-5.3-release/Latest/

You can change where it looks.

> The ports listing on freshports is a little misleading (to
> newbies like me). There is no "For Release 5.4 only" marked on
> the ports. Yet the "To Add the Package" directions only refer
> to the package not the port.
>
> I ask / suggest that there be a note that the binary is
> compiled for Release X.X

Hmmm, there's not really any way for us to know that.

But please do keep looking into this. Perhaps there is a way to do this. If you can find out more about the problem, perhaps we can fix it.

> This would have saved me lots of time trying to figure this
> out.

How did you figure it out?

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