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Date:      Fri, 26 Mar 2021 10:07:12 -0400
From:      Alejandro Imass <aimass@yabarana.com>
To:        Doug McIntyre <merlyn@geeks.org>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD.org pkg mirror for older versions?
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Yeah agreed. I can't believe these are not maintained long-term and that no
one has ever volunteered to host them.


On Thu, Mar 25, 2021 at 3:14 PM Doug McIntyre <merlyn@geeks.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 11:16:01AM -0500, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> > On 3/24/21 11:08 AM, Alejandro Imass wrote:
> > > Are there any sites/cdns that maintain older versions of pkg repos
> that are
> > > reliable?
> ...
>
> > You are trying to do something that is not designed/supported by any
> > system vendor (not only FreeBSD), and it is something system
> > administrators will not do normally.
> ...
>
> I wish there was a way to grab old packages, when I run into bugs in
> the latest versions that weren't in the earlier versions. Or dropped
> features, or added features that interfer with something else that
> will take you 6 weeks to clear.
>
> Thankfully I have a big enough pool of machines, that I can usually
> find the older package in one of the package caches of another machine.
>
> But still, would be nice to load the older package back directly.
>
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