Cannot install binary packages using pkg_addCannot install binary packages using pkg_add

Failure to install binary packages in older FreeBSD versions using “pkg_add -r”.


Solution:

Add these lines to /etc/csh.cshrc (/etc/profile if you are using bash or sh):

[FreeBSD 4.x]
setenv PACKAGESITE ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-4-stable/Latest/
setenv PACKAGELIST

[FreeBSD 5.x]
setenv PACKAGESITE ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-5-stable/Latest/
setenv PACKAGELIST

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