[nycbug-talk] pkg breakage today?

Pete Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Wed Jan 2 14:25:50 EST 2013

On 1/2/13 10:55 AM, Isaac (.ike) Levy wrote:
> Hi All,
> So I may have chosen a bad day for it, but I've had need to wrap my hands around pkg(NG) in FreeBSD 9.1 today.
> Question:
> Is it me, or are the remote pkg servers offline or something?  I've been following the handbook docs, and can't 'search' or then 'install' anything with it- and I mean anything.

hey .ike - the old school pkg_add repositories are offline due to 
break-in on freebsd.org servers last year.

regarding pkgng repo's i've been building 91amd64 repo's on a server and 
using that to deploy packages on all my machines/jails etc.  feel free 
to use it - and let me know if you'd like anything added:

PACKAGESITE         : http://pkg.nomadlogic.org/91amd64-default/

things are working as expected on my end with this config:
 > pkg search lighttpd
lighttpd-1.4.32_1              A secure, fast, compliant, and very 
flexible Web Server

> Best,
> .ike
> --
> Sidenote (not trying to flame-bait with this, really):
> I haven't kept up with the state of the art with pkg(NG) until now, and it's pretty ugly to see this betaware out in the FreeBSD base, as though it's the only package manager on deck.
> I'm not being snarky, but I don't expect to see beta in any RELEASE version of FreeBSD:
> # cat /usr/local/etc/pkg.conf
> packagesite: http://pkgbeta.FreeBSD.org/freebsd:9:x86:64/latest
> Am I just behind some great curve, or is this whole thing a bit sloppy?
> (The util and docs are at least thoughtful, I must say).

my understanding is it is a beta since pkgng is not currently the 
default pkg mgmt tool for 9.1.  last i heard there is still some work 
being done to improve automagic builds of packages.  i'm personally 
pretty stoked with pkgng and think it is a move in the correct direction.


Pete Wright
pete at nomadlogic.org

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