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Date:      Tue, 30 Dec 2003 21:30:18 -0800
From:      Kris Kennaway <>
To:        fbsd_user <>
Cc:        Kris Kennaway <>
Subject:   Re: ports & package names changing?
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On Tue, Dec 30, 2003 at 11:07:32AM -0500, fbsd_user wrote:
> I an running 4.9 the pkg_add -r command default path is
>  /pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-4.9-release/Lastest/
> All the names in that location do not have versions suffix appended
> to the name.
> Though  /pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-4.9-release/all/   does.
> The FBSD handbook says to use
> To find port and package names and it only shows the names with
> versions suffix appended to the name.
> Some entries listed have package link and some don't, entries
> without package link still have packages.
> just looks like thinks are in process of  changing, as if there is
> an project in progress, so I asked the question.
> Default location for pkg_add should be  'all' and not 'Latest' or
> 'Latest' should be populated with content of 'all' so pkg_add will
> function.

That's by design.  If you want the latest version of the package you
don't care what the specific version is.  If you care about
downloading a specific version, you can download it from the All/
directory or from one of the other subdirectories (e.g. games/).


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