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

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Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2022 17:03:52 UTC
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.

ssh & https are slower through low-powered devices than unencrypted

It may be easy enough for me to change protocols but that might not 
be the same for everyone. Why remove a still widely-used protocol 
that an update method (i.e. pkg) uses?