[FreeBSD-Ports-Announce] Time to bid farewell to the old pkg_ tools

Matthias Apitz guru at unixarea.de
Thu Feb 6 12:45:18 UTC 2014

El día Thursday, February 06, 2014 a las 01:27:50PM +0100, Julian H. Stacey escribió:

> Michel Talon wrote:
> > The old package system was total =
> > crap,
> local.sqlite is also crap, breaks decades of accessibility by find & grep
> & other text pipe / search tools.

Since many years I have always compiled "my" (i.e. the ports I need)
from CVS or now SVN ports tree on some fast baquery maschine. After
compiling I just did something like:

# mkdir PKG
# cd PKG 
# pkg_create -Rnb `cd /var/db/pkg ; ls -C1`

and moved the resulting ~1500 packages to my laptops or smaller
netbooks. Until today I'm still using the old pkg_info/_add/_create
tools and skipped pkgng until today.

Will the above procedure work fine too in the future?

Why not keep the old methods unchanged in place as today?



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