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Date:      Tue, 7 Aug 2007 13:28:34 -0500
From:      Jonathan Horne <freebsd@dfwlp.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: pkg_add -r from 6-stable instead of 6.2-release
Message-ID:  <200708071328.34856.freebsd@dfwlp.com>
In-Reply-To: <20070807173936.GA55968@rot26.obsecurity.org>
References:  <539c60b90708071015t611011cft8d69e37597f71a80@mail.gmail.com> <20070807173936.GA55968@rot26.obsecurity.org>

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On Tuesday 07 August 2007 12:39:36 Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 07, 2007 at 10:15:11AM -0700, Steve Franks wrote:
> > occasionally I feel like a total idiot asking a really dumb question,
> > but I'm pretty much out of ideas and I've wasted hours messing with
> > PKGROOT, changing the 'options' in sysinstall, and I can't seem to get
> > things I can see right in 6-stable.  I'd just fetch it myself, but it
> > has about 100 dependancies...
>
> See pkg_add(1).  PACKAGESITE is probably what you want.
>
> Kris

ive used PACKAGESITE recently as well, i used it like this:

setenv PACKAGESITE 
ftp://ftp.ussg.iu.edu/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-6-stable/Latest/

you have to specify it as far as the directory you want it to pull the files 
from.  ../All/ would also be acceptable.

now that im about to click send, i actually cant recall if i specified the 
trailing slash or not... so be prepared to reset and try again.

good luck,
-- 
Jonathan Horne
http://dfwlpiki.dfwlp.org
freebsd@dfwlp.com



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