Official FreeBSD Binary Packages now available for pkgng
olivier.nicole at cs.ait.ac.th
Thu Oct 31 04:31:17 UTC 2013
>> You can now either continue to use ports with portmaster/portupgrade, as
>> before or switch to using binary packages only.
I strongly expect that ports will remain a standard feature in the
later releases of FreeBSD.
Packages may be nice for the home/desktop user, but when it comes to
production servers, one wants to be able to tweak what he is
FreeBSd is certainly my choice of an OS when I need to install a
server, but if it ends up looking like Microsoft, I will have to
The cost of recompiling a port is way worth the flexibility it offers.
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