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I'd like to list which ports packages are installed on the wonderful web host NearlyFreeSpeech.NET (a FreeBSD system) and I tried

pkg_info

and

pkg_info -a

and I get no output, no errors.

The folder

/usr/ports

is a symlink to something but I cannot cd into it so I can't inspect the folders. Is there any easy way to list what ports packages are installed (for development purposes)?

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NFS.net is really good about answering questions on their own forums. The admins of the hosts are very active on there. If you ask them they will tell you. If they don't tell you, it might be a breach of their TACOS to get that info on your own.

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Mmmmm.... Breached tacos.... –  wfaulk Oct 9 '09 at 19:57

You're likely within a chroot jail for security reasons.

The best way is likely to contact the administrators and ask them for the information. I've been hosted on NFS in the past and have always found they have good support for this sort of thing.

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