pkgng 1.0 release schedule, and HEAD switch to pkgng by default schedule

Jeremie Le Hen jlh at
Tue Aug 21 13:26:54 UTC 2012

Hi Baptise,

On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 09:43:13PM +0200, Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
> Since 1.0-rc6 release, everything looks ready for a final release of 1.0, I'll
> give more details on the release commit bit :) this is planned for 30th august
> 2012.
> Current was supposed to switch to pkgng by default today, it has been delayed
> until the nvidia-driver is fixed with pkgng. Thanksfully kwm@ and danfe@ has
> been working on this, and the situation should be fixed pretty soon.
> Please continue testing pkgng and reporting bugs, if you are new comers do not
> hesitate to ask question about pkgng so that we can improve documentation:
> The usual links about pkgng:
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First thank you and all who have worked to make this first release of
pkgng.  This is a great milestone in FreeBSD history.

Supposedly, pkgng will stay opt-in for RELENG_9 and will be the default
(opt-out?) on RELENG_10.  During the upgrade from the old branch to the
new one, how do we ensure users will perform the required step
(basically, run pkg2ng) to switch their pkg database to pkgng?  Will it
be a note in src/UPDATING and as well in the release notes?

Jeremie Le Hen

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