Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 4th Nov 2005 23:45 UTC
FreeBSD The clocks have fallen back, the leaves are hitting the ground and new BSD releases are on the Net. Among all the noise and buzz created by Linux, it's important to remember that it's not the only open source variant of Unix. OpenBSD, NetBSD and FreeBSD are all still very much alive and kicking and have recently been released from their respective projects.
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RE[3]: binary packages
by ulib on Sat 5th Nov 2005 19:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: binary packages"
ulib
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2005-07-07

Yw. While FreeBSD has a unique ports collection, it has different package trees:
ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/

The ones associated with a -RELEASE (like packages-6.0-release) aren't meant to get updated (that's why you've got to change the PACKAGESITE variable). The ones who do get updated are the ones associated with -CURRENT and -STABLE branches (like packages-6-stable or packages-7-current) and they do about once a month.

Btw: I don't know if all the ports are available as packages, but I'm sure most of them are, since I can count more than 10,000 packages in the ftp folder I linked, and overall there are slightly more than 13,000 ports.
Enjoy ;)

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