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Date:      Fri, 26 Mar 2021 09:22:58 -0700
From:      Pete Wright <>
To:        Alejandro Imass <>, Doug McIntyre <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: pkg mirror for older versions?
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On 3/26/21 7:07 AM, Alejandro Imass wrote:
> Yeah agreed. I can't believe these are not maintained long-term and that no
> one has ever volunteered to host them.
i think that's what the quarterly branch is supposed to achieve, or at 
least give some cushion for those who don't want the latest and greatest.

you can roll your own pretty easily.  for example you can use the files 
in /var/cache/pkg/ and periodically store them somewhere safe.  
obviously rolling back like this breaks all promises of working pkgs 
since dependencies and the base freebsd system itself evolves over time.

alternatively, and this is what i've done myself, is have a poudriere 
setup that uses git for the ports tree.  then i can rewind the entire 
ports tree to a specific revision and ensure all dependencies are 
aligned when building an old version of a critical pkg.


Pete Wright

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