Bug 211981 - FBSD 11.0 RC1 package URL info incorrect for RPI-B image
Summary: FBSD 11.0 RC1 package URL info incorrect for RPI-B image
Status: Closed Overcome By Events
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Ports Framework (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: arm Any
: --- Affects Many People
Assignee: Port Management Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-08-19 06:34 UTC by Bob Frazier
Modified: 2019-09-05 09:30 UTC (History)
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Description Bob Frazier 2016-08-19 06:34:59 UTC
After downloading and copying FreeBSD 11.0 RC1 image for RPI-B onto an SD card, and successfully booting it up, I attempted to use 'pkg' and it was unable to locate the package information.

After going through the trouble of getting the ports collection and installing it via the port, I discovered the cause:  it was looking in the wrong place.

The path it was attempting to use was (similar to)


(this may not be the exact one but it illustrates the point)

But the correct path should be


To correct for this, I made two modifications to configuration files as a workaround.

The first was to the /etc/pkg/FreeBSD.conf file

(removed this line)
  url: "pkg+http://pkg.FreeBSD.org/${ABI}/quarterly",
(added this line)
  url: "pkg+http://pkg.FreeBSD.org/${ABI}/latest",

The second was to the /usr/local/etc/pkg.conf file

(line added)
ABI = "freebsd:11:armv6:32:el:eabi:softfp"

Making these changes caused the pkg application to correctly install packages.

I would do this as a 'diff' but I didn't keep the originals and don't really want to re-generate them just to do a diff.  Since the changes are simple enough, I described them here.