Eventually a must-have pkg feature missing...

Mark Felder feld at FreeBSD.org
Mon Sep 28 16:03:36 UTC 2015

On Wed, Sep 23, 2015, at 09:12, Jeffrey Bouquet via freebsd-ports wrote:
> Compounding the problem:
> The machine here is usually not running during the nightly pkg backup.

You've described a key reason* launchd was created in OSX and why people
want it imported into FreeBSD. It offers a plethora of features
including the ability to intelligently decide when to run background
jobs -- especially based on system activity and availability. You can't
reliably do this with cron jobs; they're too simplistic.

I don't know if launchd in base will ever happen, but if it does it
would be great to integrate pkg.

* This is described in greater detail in the following BAFUG talk:

  Mark Felder
  ports-secteam member
  feld at FreeBSD.org

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