Re: [HEADSUP] Deprecation of the ftp support in pkg

From: Eugene Grosbein <>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2022 15:22:27 UTC
20.01.2022 21:47, Baptiste Daroussin wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 20, 2022 at 09:43:38AM -0500, James E Keenan wrote:
>> On 1/20/22 9:25 AM, Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
>>> Hello everyone,
>>> We plan to remove the support for fetching packages over ftp for the next
>>> releases of pkg (probably 1.18) if you have a strong reason to use ftp which
>>> cannot be fixed by switching to any other supported protocols like ssh or http,
>>> please do share.
>> Will sftp continue to be supported?
> sftp has never been supported and if you meant ftps, it will be removed along
> with ftp, we have our own protocol on top of ssh.

It should be possible to keep one's own pack of files and share them for local set of machines
for pkg to access and do that with base system only. With FTP, it is possible now.
Will it be still possible without FTP? I consider this reason is strong enough.