Pkg_add never works

  • Every time I've tried to use the pkg_add command, it always looks in a directory that doesn't exist (packages-8.1-release).

    2.0.3-RELEASE (i386)
    built on Fri Apr 12 10:22:21 EDT 2013
    FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE-p13

    [2.0.3-RELEASE][root@myfwname.mydomainname]/root(1): pkg_add -r iplog
    Error: Unable to get File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no access)
    pkg_add: unable to fetch '' by URL

  • Banned

    Upgrade to 2.1 (FreeBSD 8.3)

  • @doktornotor:

    Upgrade to 2.1 (FreeBSD 8.3)

    EDIT: I should look before I post, I see there's now a blog post. I'm going to update it now.

    I would, but I haven't seen a lot of news/information about it since it was released. I don't want to end up with any broken functionality. There's not even an announcement on the blog last I checked.

    Was this a known issue with 2.0.3?

  • My 2.1 64bit works perfectly so far if that makes you happy?

  • @kejianshi:

    My 2.1 64bit works perfectly so far if that makes you happy?

    It doesn't bring enough joy and excitement to me that I would term myself "happy" because of it, however it does excite my childish-gimmicky love of the word 64-bit. I'm curious, have you run into any obstacles with 64-bit? Would it be worth running on my Atom 1.86 D2500CCE with 2GB of RAM? My memory utilization never rises above 6%, so the increased size of libraries wouldn't concern me.

  • No - With anything less than 4GB just run 32bit.  In most cases to this date with most software, given a choice, 32bit is more developed, vetted etc.  If you need 64bit or if you think you might add ram in later, then run 64bit.

    ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D <<<<  Do those make you happier?

  • @kejianshi:

    ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D <<<<  Do those make you happier?


  • Well then…

    I think it might be worth your time to go ahead with a 64GB install just to say you did if you can lay your hands on more RAM later.
    RAM can be had for cheap and running squid with a RAM cache makes things speedy.
    You can simultaneously fulfil your childish-gimmicky love of the word 64-bit while preparing for future upgrade.
    Its supported.

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