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

From: Li-Wen Hsu <>
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2022 09:32:26 UTC
On Sun, Jan 23, 2022 at 5:30 AM tech-lists <> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 20, 2022 at 03:25:19PM +0100, 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.
> Hi,
> Some places (jurastictions or companies) might not allow ssh.
> Others might not allow https.
> With variety there is choice. Is ftp a great overhead?

If this is due to security considerations, I don't think a place
disallowing ssh and https would allow plain ftp.

If it is because they don't like encrypted connections, I suggest
using plain http in this case.