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

From: Chris <>
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2022 07:47:48 UTC
On 2022-01-21 23:31, Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
> 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.
Thanks for taking the time to reply.

> ssh which is supported is as cheap if not cheaper.
Technically that's incorrect. But as I see you've also rejected 2 other 
requests. It's
clear that this topic is not actually up for debate. So I'll say no more on 
the subject.
> Bapt
-- Chris