pkg or ports.

Darren Pilgrim list_freebsd at
Tue Feb 18 18:36:38 UTC 2014

On 2/18/2014 9:01 AM, Albert Shih wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm little lost since FreeBSD introduce pkgng.
> Should I use pkgng or the ports (like I did before ?)
> My server is manage through puppet, so I would like to use pkg for some
> « basic » packages (like bash, vim etc..) but want ports system for
> important thing (like postgresql-server) because I can tune the option.

Puppet is not going to very work well for you if you have it firing off 
port builds on your managed systems.  Use poudriere to create custom 
packages and have puppet install those.

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