pkg (aka pkgng) 1.0 released

John Nielsen lists at
Thu Aug 30 15:43:49 UTC 2012

Thanks to everyone involved.

I've been lightly testing pkg for a little while, but I still mainly use ports. This announcement prompted me to switch from portupgrade to portupgrade-devel (20120827 version) to see how it works with PKGNG. I encountered a couple issues:

Portupgrade doesn't remove the pkgdb.db.lock reliably.
Portupgrade doesn't handle stale lock files (just waits indefinitely for a nonexistent process to finish). A big problem when combined with the above.
Running "portupgrade pkg" failed. It stalled trying to unregister the package installation after the old pkg was removed. I didn't dig too deeply but it seems like a dependency chicken-and-egg problem.

I was able to reinstall using /usr/sbin/pkg, and I also tested "make && make deinstall && make reinstall" of ports-mgmt/pkg successfully, so it may just be a portupgrade issue.


On Aug 30, 2012, at 8:19 AM, Baptiste Daroussin <bapt at> wrote:

> After 2 years of development (first commit "Tue Sep 7 2010"), more than 2000
> commits, 43 different contibutors.  The pkgng team is proud to release pkg-1.0!
> [...]
> Tools supporting natively pkgng
>  - ports-mgmt/portupgrade-devel (soon the main portupgrade will support)
> [...]

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