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

From: Baptiste Daroussin <>
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2022 07:31:08 UTC
22 janv. 2022 08:25:47 Chris <>:

> On 2022-01-20 06:25, 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)
> Must be a stupid question. But I'll ask anyway; Why the effort to start removing transports?

Because maintaining ftp has a cost, number of line of code, user support etc.

>> 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.
> Local repos.
> ftp(1) is cheap. Other transports are (usually) more expensive.

ssh which is supported is as cheap if not cheaper.