Followup on packaging base with pkg(8)

Michael Gmelin grembo at
Thu May 19 22:10:21 UTC 2016

> On 19 May 2016, at 23:29, jungle Boogie <jungleboogie0 at> wrote:
>> 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. :)

Same here, thank you so much for your hard work on something that will be a big step forward and also for being realistic enough to not forcing things before they're ready!

- Michael

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