pkg 2 ng conversion

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Wed May 28 18:29:02 UTC 2014

On 28/05/2014 19:13, Jim Pazarena wrote:
> On a new/fresh install, V10, should a person immediately place
> "WITH_PKGNG=yes" in the make.conf ? And then is it not required
> to run pkg2ng ? Or is it implied? It seems not, but I cannot find
> documentation in this respect.

It's not necessary on 10.x -- you get that setting by default.  Also, if
you've never touched pkg_tools on a new install, you don't need to run
pkg2ng[*].  Just start by installing pkg(8) and then us it to install
whatever else you want installed.



[*] Although in this case, it will do no harm.  Also you might like the
periodic.conf update you can get by running 'pkg2ng -p'

Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.

JID: matthew at

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