Followup on packaging base with pkg(8)

jungle Boogie jungleboogie0 at
Thu May 19 21:29:37 UTC 2016

On 19 May 2016 at 13:31, Glen Barber <gjb at> wrote:
> Given the state of this highly-disruptive change to the base system, we
> need to take the best interest of the FreeBSD community into primary
> consideration, as a whole.
> We have arrived at the difficult decision to treat packaged base as
> a "beta" feature for 11.0-RELEASE, and continue with freebsd-update(8)
> as the primary binary upgrade mechanism for this release.

This is a very sensible solution.
I think we can all agree we'd rather have something known to work over
an unknown, lightly tested highly friction change.

Keep up the great work and rest easier knowing pkg will be a beta thing. :)


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