Ports requires pkg 1.6.0, but 1.5.6 is the latest available

Roger Marquis marquis at roble.com
Wed Sep 30 22:12:00 UTC 2015

For the vast majority of ports and packages it won't make any difference
whether they are installed are from head, quarterly and/or archives (in my
experience, options dependencies aside).  Isn't the issue here a dependency on
the version of 'pkg' being enforced by 'pkg'?  If so shouldn't this be fixed
in 'pkg'?

Roger Marquis

Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> Baptiste Daroussin <bapt at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
>> The change that was made was having the default packages on releases point to
>> quarterly branch of the ports tree. This was noted in the release note.
> Yes, but that really only helps people who already understand version
> control. I'll try to come up with some text to add to the Handbook,
> which currently assumes (for ports) that there is only head.

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