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pkg/41278: NetBSD mirror system is virtually useless for packages
>Synopsis: NetBSD mirror system is virtually useless for packages
>Arrival-Date: Sat Apr 25 08:30:00 +0000 2009
>Originator: Michal Suchanek
NetBSD 3c589D 4.0.1 NetBSD 4.0.1 (DellCPxJ) #2: Tue Apr 21 09:54:28 CEST 2009
There are several problems with the pkgsrc mirrors:
- most ftp daemons do not support "dir bash*.t[bg]z" which pkg_add uses to
locate bash package. Note the  in the glob. Accessing the mirror through http
somewhat works but it is slow. Also the mirrors are listed as ftp in the mirror
list, NetBSD has no documented http mirrors.
- In the mirror list it is not noted which mirrors carry packages at all,
which are up-to-date, and which carry some development snapshots (if any).
For example, the packages on ftp.nl.netbsd.org are under /pub/NetBSD and are
apparently quite old. Also the server does not support pkg_add thriugh ftp.
The latest packages on ftp.fr.netbsd.org are
/pub/pkgsrc/packages/NetBSD/i386/4.0_2009Q1 but the site does not have the
2009Q1 source or has it in a place different from ftp.netbsd.org
The packages linked as /pub/pkgsrc/packages/NetBSD-4.0 are 2008Q4 which is not
the latest but there are indeed packages that are not in 2009Q1 - is 2009Q1
still not built?
add binary packages from ftp
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