Unofficial Repositories

MarkLinimon has been building and uploading packages for e.g. powerpc64/13-CURRENT as a debug aid. There is no guarantee as to their reliability or worthiness. Packages are built 'best-effort'.

/!\ The following statistics and linkes are stale as of 20200331.

/!\ These packages are not guaranteed to be secure or working. They 'work for me'. However, they may introduce security holes or panic your system. They are intended for testing only.


upload date



2018Q2 11-quarterly



2018Q2 latest build

2017Q2 11-quarterly



2017Q2 older build

Unofficial repo: Configuration

To use this repo, create the following file as /usr/local/etc/pkg/repos/ {
  url: "${ABI}/<which>",
  mirror_type: "http",
  signature_type: "none",
  enabled: yes

and substitute either quarterly or latest for <which>.

Also, optionally, you can turn off the default repo search to quiet some error messages. To do so, create the following override file as /usr/local/etc/pkg/repos/FreeBSD.conf:

/!\ Only do this on your e.g. powerpc64 machines!

FreeBSD: {
  url: "pkg+${ABI}/latest",
  mirror_type: "srv",
  signature_type: "fingerprints",
  fingerprints: "/usr/share/keys/pkg",
  enabled: no

A final note: this repository does not contain the whole ports tree. For instance, I do not often build the scientific and language-specific categories, nor am I building games at all. Also, I have put various ports that failed to build on previous runs into one of the various blacklist files. Please contact MarkLinimon if you have specific needs.

unofficial repo: bootstrapping

Per PkgPrimer, you may need to install pkg itself to bootstrap; the system is not able to do it automatically.

tar xf ./pkg.txz -s ",/.*/,,g" "*/pkg-static"
./pkg-static add ./pkg.txz

powerpc/ports/repositories (last edited 2020-11-07T08:00:11+0000 by MarkLinimon)