svn & new pkg system

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Sat Mar 9 23:57:31 UTC 2013

On Sat, 09 Mar 2013 18:25:22 -0500, Fbsd8 <fbsd8 at> wrote:
> Is svn going to become part of the base system in 9.2-RELEASE?


Subversion is a large system, with a ton of dependencies, and there's
basically _nothing_ to gain by having to spend extra effort trying to
keep an imported version up to date.

Having svn-X.0 in the source tree, imported at great expense of time and
effort, will provide exactly _zero_ benefits if the underlying format of
the repository changes (like subversion likes doing really often).

On the other hand, installing subversion from the ports or even from the
precompiled packages is always going to work, and we're always going to
have a port for it as long as it's a tool that's required to work with
the source tree of the system.

> Is the new pkg system going to totally replace the pkg_ system in the
> base 9.2-Release?

I think so.  But I have to check to be sure.

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