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Date:      Wed, 31 Dec 2003 08:30:45 -0500
From:      "fbsd_user" <fbsd_user@a1poweruser.com>
To:        "Kris Kennaway" <kris@obsecurity.org>
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@FreeBSD. ORG" <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org>
Subject:   RE: ports & package names changing?
Message-ID:  <MIEPLLIBMLEEABPDBIEGGEJKFCAA.fbsd_user@a1poweruser.com>
In-Reply-To: <20031231053018.GA2526@xor.obsecurity.org>

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Your missing the whole point.

The FBSD handbook says to use
http://www.freebsd.org/ports/index.html  to find port and package
names and it only shows the names with  versions suffix appended to
the names.
Pkg_add -r  points to directory location with out names with
versions suffix appended.

>From user view point,  pkg_add -r  does not work because user is
entering name with version suffix appended as they are led to
believe is the correct name as instructed by the FBSD handbook.

The user doesn't know about or cares about what 'Latest' contains.
All they know is, they can not get pkg_add to work as instructed by
the handbook.

That's the big problem.

The  'Latest' category needs to be populated with names having the
version suffix  appended.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Kris
Kennaway
Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2003 12:30 AM
To: fbsd_user
Cc: freebsd-questions@FreeBSD. ORG; Kris Kennaway
Subject: Re: ports & package names changing?

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
> http://www.freebsd.org/ports/index.html
> 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/).

Kris



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