Subject: Re: Ease of Downloading Packages
To:, Curt Sampson <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/20/2001 12:04:15
In message <>,
Curt Sampson writes:

>But what if, instead of typing
>    pkg_add
>I could just type
>    pkg_add

ftp://, surely

>and it would give me the latest version?

On FreeBSD, one can already issue
	pkg_add -r pine

and it DTRT, if where "right" is dfined to be defined by a forest of
symlinks on the server, pointing to the most up-to-date pkg/port
builds for the FreeBSD release of the client, as given by uname -a.