Do I want to switch to the new pkg(8) format?
bigby.james at dimthoughts.com
Fri Dec 26 17:16:28 UTC 2014
On 12/26, Chris Stankevitz wrote:
> Can you guys help me answer these questions:
> 1. Do I want to switch to the new pkg(8) format?
> 2. If yes, have I already done so?
That message is only for folks upgrading a pre-10.0 installation. If you
installed 10.0 or later, any binary packages you install will use the new
format. At present there actually aren't any binary package management tools in
the base system---the 'pkg' command is just a bootstrap that installs pkgng,
which can also be installed from the port in 'ports-mgmt/pkg.'
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