I finally got around to setting up experimental pkgng repo for ARM in order to share packages with other ARM developers and users who feel adventurous. And man, was it simple. I have pandaboard that is super-fast comparing to Raspberri Pi so I use it for building ports. There were several installed so I just had to generate packages for them using
pkg create -a
command. Then I uploaded all newly generated files to the server, grabbed packages built and shared by Stephen Hurd, removed duplicates with older versions and generated repo.txz by issuing
Then on a raspberry pi I created pkg.conf in which I pointed to my newly created “repo”, updated metada and installed git:
# echo 'PACKAGESITE: http://people.freebsd.org/~gonzo/arm/pkg/' > /usr/local/etc/pkg.conf # pkg update # pkg install git
Pi took some time to push files back and forth over NFS (I use NFS root on my devices) but eventually I got git with all dependencies up and running.
!!! Please note that packages are not officially provided by FreeBSD Project. They’re only for experimental purpose so install them at your own discretion !!!
Thanks to bapt@ for working on this great tool.
* – some
** – And for other ARM devices