Removal of Portmanager

Boris Samorodov bsam at
Tue Jan 15 12:31:36 UTC 2013

14.01.2013 12:56, Matthew Seaman пишет:
> On 14/01/2013 08:43, Boris Samorodov wrote:
>> 13.01.2013 20:22, Chris Rees пишет:
>>> Pkgng is also part of the ports tree nowadays, and portmanager must support
>>> it. The old pkg_install suite will be removed soon. Portmanager needs fixing!
>> That threaten me a bit. Will pkg_install be removed soon from all
>> supported versions?
> pkg_tools are going to be around for at least the duration of
> 8.3-RELEASE which comes out of support some time in April 2014 --
> see the road map here:
> However the plan is that pkgng should become the default packaging
> system for all releases from now on.  It's already the default in 10.x,
> and at some point relatively soon it should become the default in
> stable/8 and stable/9.  (Delayed because of the current lack of package
> building systems, inter-alia)

OK, "relatively soon" in pair with "when server infrastructure is ready"
is much better that just "soon".

> All this means is that you will have to put stuff in /etc/make.conf in
> order to use pkg_tools, rather than the situation now, where you have to
> put stuff in /etc/make.conf in order to use pkgng.

And not "will be removed" but "the default will be changed".

What a relief! ;-)

Thanks Matthew, and sorry Chris for me being so paranoid.
WBR, Boris Samorodov (bsam)
FreeBSD Committer, The Power To Serve

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