Solved Where to find "pkg" repositories?

rempas

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I find this page about FreeBSD mirrors but when I'm trying to use one in the `FreeBSD.conf`, It won't allow my to do that. Are mirrors that work with `pkg` different than these ones? Where can I find mirrors to use with `pkg`?

P.S. Please don't tell me "pkg should install the best mirror based one your location blah blah blah". Yeah I know that but my download speed is 49kbits so I don't think that's the case here...
 
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rempas

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Or just look at http://pkg.freebsd.org. The package mirrors are listed there at the bottom of the page. But keep in mind that there is no guarantee any single server is up and running.
Thanks, I'm wondering however, why FreeBSD has different mirrors for the source and different ones for the pkg? DragonflyBSD uses those mirrors for everything resulting in native speeds. So yeah, It seems weird to me...
 

Jose

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Thanks, I'm wondering however, why FreeBSD has different mirrors for the source and different ones for the pkg? DragonflyBSD uses those mirrors for everything resulting in native speeds. So yeah, It seems weird to me...
Probably contributed by different entities. For example, http://pkg.freebsd.org takes me to pkg0.tuk.FreeBSD.org which is "a West Coast, USA mirror for FreeBSD downloads...generously hosted by MetaPeer in Seattle, WA, USA". You probably get sent to a different one.
 
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