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Date:      Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:29:05 -0500
From:      Fbsd8 <fbsd8@a1poweruser.com>
To:        Matthew Seaman <matthew@FreeBSD.org>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: using new pkgng system on 9.0 system
Message-ID:  <50B649E1.8070001@a1poweruser.com>
In-Reply-To: <50AFE792.1020101@FreeBSD.org>
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Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 23/11/2012 19:19, Fbsd8 wrote:
>> Where do I find the url for the beta-test server repositories?
>> Can I use ftp or browser to see index content?
> 
> 
> pkg.conf as supplied in the port-mgmt/pkg port comes with the right URL
> for the FreeBSD pkg repo[*], which is currently pointing at the
> beta-test repo, but which will in the fullness of time be changed to
> point at the actual production repo.

There is no pkg.conf supplied. It's named as pkg.conf.sample this fact 
is not mentioned anywhere. pkg should be released with a default 
pkg.conf  not a pkg.conf.sample so pkg is ready to function right from 
the original install of pkg.
> 
> No, in general you can't assume that you'll be able to browse the repo
> using a web browser or similar.  Even if you could, all you'ld see is a
> lot of pkg tarballs which would tell you the package names and versions
> and how much data you'll need to download and not a lot else.  Use the
> repo catalogue.  It can tell you almost anything you might want to know
> about the available packages in the repo.
> 
> 	Cheers,
> 
> 	Matthew
> 
> [*] Note: the default URL uses an SRV record in the DNS, which typical
> web browsers don't know how to handle.  You'll just get NXDOMAIN if you
> try and point Firefox at it.
> 
> For those who know how to handle SRV records, it looks like this:
> 
> worm:~:% dig _http._tcp.pkg.freebsd.org IN SRV
> 
> ; <<>> DiG 9.8.3-P4 <<>> _http._tcp.pkg.freebsd.org IN SRV
> ;; global options: +cmd
> ;; Got answer:
> ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 48300
> ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0
> 
> ;; QUESTION SECTION:
> ;_http._tcp.pkg.freebsd.org.	IN	SRV
> 
> ;; ANSWER SECTION:
> _http._tcp.pkg.freebsd.org. 3600 IN	SRV	10 10 80 pkgbeta.FreeBSD.org.
> 
> ;; Query time: 44 msec
> ;; SERVER: 8.8.8.8#53(8.8.8.8)
> ;; WHEN: Fri Nov 23 21:13:50 2012
> ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 83
> 

Yes the url pkgbeta.FreeBSD.org can be browsed using a browser.
As of Nov 28 pkgbeta.FreeBSD.org only contains the pkg package.
So in conclusion, pkg is not ready for testing.





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